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Entrepreneurial passion, achievement motivation goals and behavioural engagements in Malaysia: are there any differences across ethnic groups?

Jamil, Ahmed and Omar, Rozeyta and Panatik, Siti Aisyah (2014) Entrepreneurial passion, achievement motivation goals and behavioural engagements in Malaysia: are there any differences across ethnic groups? Asian Social Science, 10 (17). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1911-2017

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n17p17

Abstract

This study was set out to investigate entrepreneurial passion, achievement motivation goals and behavioural engagement among Malaysian entrepreneurs. In addition, this empirical study was also intended to compare entrepreneurial passion with goal settings and behavioural engagement of Malay and Chinese Malaysians. From a sample of 305 entrepreneurs, the findings show there is a significant difference between the two ethnic groups in terms of passion, goals and need for creativity, ambition and daring. Malaysian Chinese were found to harbour higher harmonious passion than their counterparts, while both Malay and Chinese Malaysians share a moderate perception of obsessive passion. Furthermore, Chinese Malaysians perceive a strong relationship with the dimensions of mastery, performance and performance avoidance goals. On the other hand, Malay Malaysians have a high perception of mastery and performance goals but moderate perception of performance avoidance goals. The estimation coefficients also indicate that Malaysian entrepreneurs perceive strong relationships with their need for independence, ambition, daring and creativity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:achievement motivation goals, behavioural engagements, harmonious passion, obsessive passion
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Management
ID Code:52713
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:53
Last Modified:30 Jun 2018 08:14

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