Analysis of Personal and Conceptual Factors that Impact Entrepreneurial Intent

Emine Banu Bilgiseven, Murat Kasımoğlu



In this study, we aim to determine all the factors that impact the entrepreneurial intent and attitude. For that purpose, we consider risk-taking propensity emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial self-efficacy, as the most important characteristics as well as attitudes towards entrepreneurial behavior as the most influential cognitive factor that impacts entrepreneurial intent and attitude in the literature. We try to determine which of the factors (characteristic and cognitive) is more influential in the process forming the entrepreneurial intent by examining them on start up enterprises The study has been conducted on start-up enterprises founded as part of technoparks and the entrepreneurial platform, with 344 entrepreneurs. A structural equation model has been used in the study. As a result of structural equation analyses, entrepreneurial self-efficacy is found to have a positive impact on attitudes towards entrepreneurial behavior, which in turn has a significant effect on entrepreneurial intent. On the other hand, no significant findings have been obtained as to the relation between emotional intelligence and attitudes towards entrepreneurial behavior. Also, it is found that the risk-taking propensity does not significantly affect entrepreneurial intent.


Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurial Self Efficacy, Risk-Taking Propensity, Attitudes towards Entrepreneurial Behavior, Entrepreneurial Intent.

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