A comparison study on personality traits based on the attitudes of university students toward entrepreneurship
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CitationÇolakoğlu, N., Gözükara Yıldız, İ. (10-12 December 2015). A comparison study on personality traits based on the attitudes of university students toward entrepreneurship. 5th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business Management. İstanbul: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 229. 2016, 133 – 140.
Particular personality traits motivate individuals to act entrepreneurially and to exercise entrepreneurial activities, which include but not limited to high need for achievement, innovativeness, propensity to risk-taking, tolerance to ambiguity and internal locus of control (Thomas & Mueller, 2000; Utsch & Rauch, 2000). Therefore, the present study aimed to compare personality traits based on the attitudes of university students toward entrepreneurship. This study was conducted in a foundation university in Turkey. The study data was collected using questionnaires. According to the study results, students with entrepreneurial intention are more innovative, have higher need for achievement and greater internal locus of control than those who do not have such intention.