Entreprenörers levnadsstandard: en fråga om personlighet: Kvantitativ undersökning av den materiella levnadsstandarden hos egenföretagare i Sverige
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Earlier quantitative entrepreneurial studies with a focus on poverty rate has centred their arguments and analyses entirely on income differences which has resulted in a high poverty rate among self-employed. Their results shows that variables such as age, gender, hours of labour and structure of the household significantly affect the poverty rate among self-employed. In this study we aim the focus on material living standards instead of income differences, thus using a more representative approach while studying entrepreneurial poverty. The purpose of the study was to examine how personality traits (big five) affect the material living standards among the self-employed in Sweden, using a group of employed as a control group. Variables earlier known to affect the poverty risk among self-employed where used as control variables together with education and household income. With this new aspect on entrepreneurial research, we found that four out of five personality traits affect the material living standard among self-employed. Two out of the five personality traits, openness and extraversion, where found uniquely on self-employed. Among the control variables only gender and household income seemed to affect the material living standard, thus excluding the effect of age, hours of labour, education and household structure. This indicates that personality traits should be considered using while studying poverty among the self-employed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Working poor, five-factor model, self -employed, personality traits, material living standard
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-82904DiVA: diva2:663884
Subject / course
Johansson Sevä, Ingemar, universitetslektor