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Development of Entrepreneurial Ability Scale in pre-graduate students

  • Abril Aydeé Garza-Sáenz
  • Jesús Santos-GuzmánEmail author
  • Eduardo Leal-Beltrán
  • Melina Miaja-Ávila
  • Gregorio Martínez-Ozuna
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Abstract

This study was aimed to validate the Entrepreneurial Ability Scale in pre-graduate students (Mavila et al. in Ind Data 12(2):32–39, 2009), and studying the internal consistency, factor structure and distribution of the scale, as well as the entrepreneurship level and mean difference between men and women. We present a case study with a sample of 205 students. The results confirm the 4 entrepreneurship factors, however shows differences with the original study since the scale was reduced to 24 items. In the confirmatory factor analysis, dimensions were grouped differently, featuring a better fit and internal consistency. Students reflect high entrepreneurial skills on the four dimensions (carrying capacity, planning, creativity, commitment and responsibility). The study also provided input for setting and monitoring targets on entrepreneurship in educational processes.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship Higher education Innovation Validation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the financial and the technical support of Writing Lab, TecLabs, and Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico in the production of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de PsicologíaUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)San Nicolás de los GarzaMexico
  2. 2.Tecnologico de MonterreyEscuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la SaludMonterreyMexico

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