International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Conceptual Entrepreneurial Competencies Predict Self-Efficacy and Sense of Coherence of South African Women

Author(s): Reulene Kusel, Cecile M Schultz, Edward Rankhumise

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between sense of coherence, self-efficacy and conceptual entrepreneurial competencies of female South African entrepreneurs, as well as to determine whether conceptual entrepreneurial competencies predict self-efficacy and sense of coherence. Little, if any, research has been conducted to determine if conceptual entrepreneurial competencies predict self-efficacy and sense of coherence of South African women. A cross-sectional survey design was used, and women associated with the South African Council of Business Women were conveniently sampled. Existing questionnaires were used. Correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were used to analyse the data. There were significant positive relationships between sense of coherence, self-efficacy and conceptual entrepreneurial competencies of South African entrepreneurial women. Conceptual entrepreneurial competencies predicted self-efficacy and sense of coherence. Attention should be given to the conceptual entrepreneurial competencies of entrepreneurial women to improve their self-efficacy and sense of coherence. New insights into the relationships between sense of coherence, self-efficacy and conceptual entrepreneurial competencies of women South African entrepreneurs were evident.