:: year 23, Issue 2 (summer 2017) ::
IRPHE 2017, 23(2): 115-131 Back to browse issues page
Impact of entrepreneurial characteristics on entrepreneurial intentions: a case study of Khouzestan Ramin University
Masoud Yazdanpanah Dr. 1, Tahereh Zobeidi2
1- Deptartment of Agriculture Extension and Education, Ramin Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan , masoudyazdan@gmail.com
2- Doctoral student in Agriculture Extension and Education, Zanjan University
Abstract:   (2840 Views)
Development of new business through entrepreneurship directly impact on societies and economies growth and prosper. Due to the high percentage of unemployed graduates in agriculture, there is a need to clarify which elements play the most influential role in shaping the personal decision to start a firm. The purpose of this study was to investigate self-esteem, self-efficacy, risk taking and social networking on entrepreneurial intention. Study population was undergraduate students of the Khouzestan Ramin Agriculture and Natural Resources University during 2007-08. A total of 500 questionnaires were sent to graduates. Of the return questionnaires, 123 were useful, which were somehow selected through follow-up studies.  The face validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a panel of experts. The reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed by pilot study and using the obtained teta coefficient (0.68-0.90). The results showed that there are significant difference between entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs in self-esteem and self-efficacy variables. The multiple regression, also revealed self-efficacy and networking significantly can predict 80 percent of variations intention toward future entrepreneurship. The results of this research can be used to design more effective educational programs.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial intention, Self-esteem, Self-efficacy, Risk taking, Social networking, Iran.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Higher Education and Entrepreneurship
Received: 2018/01/8 | Accepted: 2018/01/8 | Published: 2018/01/8 | ePublished: 2018/01/8

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