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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research

ISSN: 1355-2554

Online from: 1995

Subject Area: Enterprise and Innovation

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Entrepreneurial traits of undergraduate students at selected South African tertiary institutions


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Title:Entrepreneurial traits of undergraduate students at selected South African tertiary institutions
Author(s):L. Louw, (Department of Business Management, University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa), S.M. van Eeden, (Department of Business Management, University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa), J.K. Bosch, (Department of Business Management, University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa), D.J.L. Venter, (Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa)
Citation:L. Louw, S.M. van Eeden, J.K. Bosch, D.J.L. Venter, (2003) "Entrepreneurial traits of undergraduate students at selected South African tertiary institutions", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 9 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 26
Keywords:Entrepreneurialism, Higher education, South Africa, Students
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13552550310461027 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Developments in the global and national economies as well as the labour market, have made it necessary that more attention be paid to entrepreneurship and the updating of curricula presented by tertiary institutions. For this purpose reliable and valid information is required. The primary objectives of this article are to report on the levels of students’ entrepreneurial traits, to establish whether these traits are interrelated, and to determine the extent of the impact that demographic variables have on these entrepreneurial traits. A convenience sampling method (n = 1,215) was used. The best developed entrepreneurial traits observed included: “Competing against self-imposed standards”, “Self-confidence” and “Dealing with Failure”. Statistically significant relationships were also identified between the entrepreneurial traits of students and the tertiary institution attended, and students’ gender, race and age.



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