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Impact of social attributes on the propensity for entrepreneurship among university students

Vol. 12, No 1, 2019

 

Ján Dvorský

 

Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Czech Republic

j1dvorsky@utb.cz

Impact of social attributes on the propensity for entrepreneurship among university students

Lucie Mikelová

 

Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Czech Republic

mikelova@utb.cz


Zora Petráková

 

Slovak University of Technology

Slovak Republic

zora.petrakova@stuba.sk


Zoltán Rózsa

 

Alexander Dubcek University in Trencin

Slovak Republic

zoltan@rozsa.sk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract. The main aim of this article is to quantify the significant indicators of social environment, including the advantages and disadvantages from entrepreneurship determining the entrepreneurial propensity among university students in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Poland. 1352 students from 25 Czech, Slovak and Poland universities were involved in the questionnaire survey. Methods of descriptive statistics, Z-score, Chi-Square Goodness of Fit, Multiple linear regression were used for evaluation of the hypotheses. Such attributes as irregularity of income and lack of spending time with the family negatively impact the propensity for entrepreneurship. These disadvantages are significant attributes in all three countries in our research. Financial resources, better career growth and fuller self-realisation are the attributes which positively impact the propensity for entrepreneurship. Attitude of the students from Poland on the attribute that politicians as well as general public consider businesspersons to be beneficial for society are more positive than the attitude of the students from Czech and Slovak Republic. The achieved results may serve to improve the business environment in the countries where this research took place.

 

 

Received: August, 2018

1st Revision: October, 2018

Accepted: February, 2019

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2019/12-1/17

 

JEL ClassificationM13, D83

Keywordsstudent, social environment, advantages of entrepreneurship, disadvantages of entrepreneurship, propensity for entrepreneurship