Do Work Values Add to the Prediction of Entrepreneurial Intent Above and Beyond Personality?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study examined the importance of the Big-Five personality traits and work values for the prediction of entrepreneurial intent. Data were collected from a sample of 261 undergraduate students at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis revealed that none of the Big-Five personality factors predicted entrepreneurial intent; however, the importance individuals attached to achievement and social-affective work values accounted for 9% of the variance in entrepreneurial intent, above and beyond personality. The results lend support to the argument that entrepreneurship is a cultural phenomenon and that entrepreneurs are ‘made’ as opposed to ‘born’. Consequently, the implications of culture and gender characterization are discussed in relation to entrepreneurial intentions. Finally, a dynamic model of entrepreneurial emergence is proposed and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 74 p.
Entrepreneurial Intent, Big Five Personality Factors, Work Values, Multiple Regression Analysis
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19547DiVA: diva2:557534
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Chan, Kim-Yin, Prof.Bjursell, Cecilia, Prof.