Female entrepreneurial self-efficacy among three ethnicities

by Horne, Kimberly N., D.B.A., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2016, 107 pages; 10108920


This quantitative research explored whether there were differences regarding entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) among White, Black, and Hispanic (WBH) women entrepreneurs, using demographic and business-related independent variables. Entrepreneurship and self-efficacy research had focused on males and examinations of entrepreneurship and ESE routinely compared females against a male-based rubric. The variables for this study combined entrepreneurship, self-efficacy, ethnicity, and female gender, so salient characteristics of entrepreneurial self-efficacy could be identified and discussed. The results indicated that there is no difference between WBH female business owners’ ESE. The female entrepreneurs in this study showed a direct link between the existence and the female’s level of persistence. Women with high levels of ESE have more flexibility and success in regards to their motivation.

AdviserLaura Mays
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsAfrican American studies; Business administration; Women's studies; Management; Commerce-Business; Ethnic studies; Hispanic American studies
Publication Number10108920

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