Entrepreneurial Intention among Vocational College Students and its Relationship with Big Five Traits

[Speaker] Shu, Deming:1
[Co-author] Wu, Hongzhen:2,3, Feng, Chengzhi:1, Jiang, Yuzhu:4
1:School of Education,Soochow University,PRC (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Suzhou Industrial Park Institute of Services Outsourcing,Suzhou (China (People's Republic of China)), 3:School of Politics and Public Administration,Soochow University (China (People's Republic of China)), 4:Xi an Jiaotong Liverpool University,Suzhou (China (People's Republic of China))

The purpose of this study is to find the entrepreneurial intention among vocational college students and its relationship with Big Five traits. 292 vocational college students completed measures of entrepreneurial intention and Big Five traits. The analyses were done on 281 valid questionnaires. Results revealed that the students' entrepreneurial intention were above the median value, most of them hope to gain wealth and achieve self-realization through entrepreneurship. Male students and those who received more entrepreneurial education, themselves or their family members have entrepreneurial experience, parents were businessman scored higher in entrepreneurship intention. Hierarchical regression analysis shows that entrepreneurship education, gender and entrepreneurial experience can predict entrepreneurial intention significantly. Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Openness were positively associated with entrepreneurial intention, but neuroticism negatively associated with it among the Big Five traits. Openness and extraversion positively predicted entrepreneurial intention significantly.
Fund by Youth Project of National Social Sciences Fund of Education (CIA140179)
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