Mariola Łaguna

Instytut Psychologii KUL


SELF-ESTEEM OR DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SELF-EFFICACY? PREDICTORS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION IN UNEMPLOYED


Many human decisions are dependent to some degree on self-referent thoughts. Depending on the situation people either rely on specific efficacy beliefs or they rely on more general self-efficacy beliefs, or general self-esteem. This study addressed the question, "How are different levels of specificity in self-referent thoughts related to the intention of creating one's own business?" The study focuses on domain-specific and general self-referent beliefs and their association to first stage of the entrepreneurial process - entrepreneurial intention. Using Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale; the Schwarzer's General Self-Efficacy Scale, and the Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Scale, data about self-referent thoughts were collected from 332 unemployed, potential entrepreneurs attending an entrepreneurship preparation training programme. Findings suggest that higher levels of general self-esteem, general self-efficacy and domain-specific self-efficacy are positively associated with entrepreneurial intention, but only domain-specific self-efficacy is a good predictor of this intention.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 23.03.2007, godz. 13:22 - Ewelina Soszyńska