Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 143

Full Length Research Paper

The relationship between trait emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship attitudes and intentions

Farzin Farahbod
  • Farzin Farahbod
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Mohammadreza Azadehdel
  • Mohammadreza Azadehdel
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Morad khoshdel Mofidi
  • Morad khoshdel Mofidi
  • Business Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Shahram Shahabi
  • Shahram Shahabi
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Habibeh khoshamooz
  • Habibeh khoshamooz
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Laila Doust Pazhouh
  • Laila Doust Pazhouh
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Nayereh Ghorbaninejad
  • Nayereh Ghorbaninejad
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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Farzaneh Shadkam
  • Farzaneh Shadkam
  • Public Administration, Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
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  •  Accepted: 30 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 July 2013

Abstract

 

This research intends to evaluate the relationship between trait emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship intentions– with proactivity, creativity and attitudes toward entrepreneurship functioning as mediator variables. The population of the study included 5927– 3784 M.A. students from Guilan University and 2143 from IAU of Rasht. The sample size was defined using Cochran limited sample. 376 questionnaires were distributed, with only 326 completed and returned. This data functioned as the basis for data analysis according to the structure of the model. The results revealed that trait emotional intelligence had a positive relationship with proactivity and creativity. Also, proactivity and attitudes to entrepreneurship had positive relationship with entrepreneurship intentions; meanwhile, variables of creativity, proactivity and trait emotional intelligence as well as the attitudes toward entrepreneurship determined about 55% of entrepreneurship intentions variable.

 

Key words: Trait emotional intelligence, proactivity, creativity, attitudes toward entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship intentions.