Measure of Entrepreneurial Competencies: Factorial Analysis of Entrepreneurship Qualities Questionnaire Scales (73635)

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Wednesday, 20 September 2023 16:00
Session: Poster
Room: Poble Nou
Presentation Type:Poster Presentation

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Entrepreneurs are more than ever very important economic actors in all societies. In many countries such as Canada, governments are mobilizing school curricula to include activities aimed to develop entrepreneurship competencies in high school students. However, there is no clear data on the actual level of these competencies among high school students and adults as well (Yergeau & Gingras, 2023). Accordingly, there is also few instruments intended to evaluate dimensions of entrepreneurship. This study examines the factorial solution of an open online instrument aiming at measuring entrepreneurship qualities. The Entrepreneurship Qualities Questionnaire (EQQ, L'Heureux, 2000) contains 59 items grouped in 6 continuous scales (Commitment, Motivation, Result-oriented, Creativity, Self-competition, Leadership) and a Total score. A sample of 5527 high school students and n=5309 adults from the province of Québec have answered the EQQ between 2013 and 2023. An exploratory structural equation modeling within confirmatory factor analysis (EwC) was used to replicate the second-order factor structure used by the EQQ. EwC mostly replicated the expected six first-order and one second-order factor structure. However, factor loadings of several items were near-zero on every factor, which suggest that they did not contribute to the factor structure. Overall, these findings support the utility of the EQQ to assess entrepreneurship qualities, although some items could be removed from the scale.

Eric Yergeau, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mathieu Busque-Carrier, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Marcelle Gingras, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Frederique Lepine, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Eric Yergeau is a tenured professor teaching quantitative methods and psychometry at Universite de Sherbrooke located in Quebec.

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