Personal characteristics that affecting entrepreneurial intention among bumiputera and non bumiputera entrepreneurs in Tawau

Marlina Merdeka, (2011) Personal characteristics that affecting entrepreneurial intention among bumiputera and non bumiputera entrepreneurs in Tawau. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship research has identified a number of personal characteristics believed to be affecting entrepreneurial intention. Three frequently cited personal characteristics associated with entrepreneurial intention are locus of control, need for achievement, and risk taking propensity. Locus of control has been one of the most studied psychological characteristic in entrepreneurship research, while need for achievement has explained by McClelland and also risk taking propensity is the important topic in discussion of entrepreneurial intention. Entrepreneurial intention has been studied extensively before. Thus the question is raised either occurs relationship between personal characteristics and entrepreneurial intention. In this paper offered several hypotheses about the relationship between personal characteristics or psychological traits associated with entrepreneurial intention. These hypotheses were tested on a sample of over 375 responses to a survey of Bumiputera and Non-Bumiputera in Tawau. Questionnaires were used in the survey instrument to construct scales for personal characteristics. Items for the entrepreneurial intention, locus of control, need for achievement scale were adapted from 5-point response scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) as shows the Likert-Type scales. Except risk taking propensity were adapted from a 5-point response scale ranging from 1 (very low certainty) to 5 (Very high certainty) because the questions is about risk taking propensity that more appropriate used this type of Likert-Type scales. The results revealed that three personal characteristics have a Significant relationship with entrepreneurial intention. Furthermore there is a significant different in entrepreneurial intention, locus of control, need for achievement and risk taking propensity among Bumiputera and non Bumiputera entrepreneurs in Tawau.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurial intention, locus of control, risk taking propensity, achievement, Bumiputera
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:7556
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:14 Nov 2013 09:47
Last Modified:02 Apr 2014 10:28

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