Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

Determining the Validity and Reliability of Entrepreneurial Emotion

Author(s): Nor Hafiza Othman,Norasmah Othman,Noor Hasni Juhdi

The involvement of students in entrepreneurship is influenced by their emotions, especially in the early stages of business start-ups. The study aims to measure the entrepreneurial emotion among university students in Higher Learning Institutions. However, entrepreneurial emotion construct is still underdeveloped especially for students who are exposed in formal entrepreneurship education. Hence, this study intends to explore and determine the dimensionality of items measuring the constructs of entrepreneurial emotion. A total of 200 sets of questionnaires were distributed to final year students, but only 170 students had answered them. This entrepreneurial emotional instrument is found to have high reliability and good construct validity. The finding of explanatory factor analysis discovered two components of entrepreneurial emotion with 74.05% of total variance explained in this study. This study contributes to the measurement of entrepreneurial emotional construct especially in entrepreneurial learning. This allows the study to become more comprehensive and vibrant in terms of predicting behaviors or making decisions, especially in choosing entrepreneur as a career.