PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF A QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURING THE ANTECEDENTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION INTENTION

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A limit of the questionnaires measuring Entrepreneurial Intention (EI) is the lack of a multidimensional vision of its antecedents. The definition of a multidimensional model of the main drivers affecting the intentions of aspiring entrepreneurs in building a start-up seems a fundamental milestone to overcome this pitfall. This paper aims to explore the internal consistency reliability of a new multidimensional questionnaire measuring the antecedents of EI and Entrepreneurial Education Intention (EEI). The tool consists in a self-administered online questionnaire that has been built in accordance with the Theory of Planned Behavior in entrepreneurship research. It includes 54 items adapted by others studies or created by the authors and it has been administered to college students and graduates (N = 70). Cronbach’s Alpha and Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) were performed using SPSS v23. The value of Cronbach’s Alpha and the CFA confirmed the internal stability of the questionnaire, even if the post hoc diagnostic information forced the authors to remove some items with a low value of their standardized regression weights and to estimate some within-factor correlated errors to improve model fit. Although the number of subjects involved in the study was small, this pilot study shows a good internal consistency reliability of the questionnaire
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)742-754
Numero di pagine13
RivistaTHE EUROPEAN PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Volume31
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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