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

Abstract

Educators' Entrepreneurial Competences: Scale Construction and Validation

Author(s): Tina Štemberger, Amalija Žakelj

The study aimed to construct and validate the Entrepreneurial Competences Scale for Educators (EntreCompSEdu). The basis for item generation was the EntreComp Framework, a document developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The items were measured using a 5-point Likert scale.

To test the validity and internal consistency of the scale, item analysis, principal component analysis (PCA) and Cronbach’s alpha were used. On a sample of Slovenian primary school teachers, PCA established EntreComSEdu, which had five subscales: Searching for ideas, Planning and realisation of one’s ideas, Responsible behaviour, Initiative and Teamwork. The results indicate that EntreCompSEdu is a valid and reliable instrument for evaluating the entrepreneurial competences of educators.

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