Toward rigor and parsimony: a primary validation of Kolvereid's (1996) entrepreneurial attitudes scales

McNally, J, Martin, B, Honig, B, Bergmann, H and Piperopoulos, P 2016, 'Toward rigor and parsimony: a primary validation of Kolvereid's (1996) entrepreneurial attitudes scales', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 28, no. 56, pp. 358-379.


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Title Toward rigor and parsimony: a primary validation of Kolvereid's (1996) entrepreneurial attitudes scales
Author(s) McNally, J
Martin, B
Honig, B
Bergmann, H
Piperopoulos, P
Year 2016
Journal name Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Volume number 28
Issue number 56
Start page 358
End page 379
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Abstract: Questioning the validity of scholarly work is not a typical path to publication in the management field. However, although considerable scholarship assesses entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions models of behaviour, methodological weaknesses in scale development have hampered scholars' ability to rigorously interpret and build upon their research findings. We review 20 years of research and discover that the pioneer measure of entrepreneurial attitudes as a predictor of self-employment intentions, has yet to be empirically validated. We show that construct and measurement differences, one-off modifications to existing scales and a lack of adequate justification may partially explain why studies in the entrepreneurship education domain have produced inconsistent results. We address this limitation by performing factor analytic techniques on data from two sets of English-speaking university students from two North American countries. The result is a more parsimonious and streamlined 'mini-Kolvereid' scale. We further demonstrate that this scale is an effective predictor of entrepreneurial intentions.
Subject Entrepreneurship
Keyword(s) entrepreneurship attitudes
Entrepreneurship education
entrepreneurship intentions
methods
scale validation
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08985626.2016.1154985
Copyright notice © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
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