Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Catch Them Young, Watch Them Grow − Exploring the Entrepreneurial Profile of School Going Students in Kerala

Author(s): Deepa Bapu

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in driving innovation, economic growth and job creation. The purpose of this paper is to explore the entrepreneurial profile of student entrepreneurs in Kerala a state in India. A total of 114 student entrepreneurs who are less than 18 years old were selected using judgment sampling to understand the entrepreneurial profile of school students for gaining insights into their characteristics, traits and aspirations related to entrepreneurship. By understanding their unique characteristics, educators and policy makers can tailor interventions to nurture and support their entrepreneurial potential from an early stage. The data were analyzed using SPSS 23.0 for Windows. Descriptive statistics were used to describe and summarize the properties of data collected from the respondents. The study revealed that the Entrepreneurial Profile consist of key entrepreneurial dimensions named Self-Efficacy, Opportunity Detector, Planner, Leader, Risk Taker, Creative and Sociable in the order.

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