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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION RESEARCH   WINTER 2012 , Volume 4 , Number 4 (16); Page(s) 72 To 83.
 
Paper: 

INVESTIGATING ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS OF SISTAN AND BALUCHESTAN UNIVERSITY, SARAVAN AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE COLLEGE

 
 
Author(s):  KHOSHNODI FAR Z.*, ERTIAEI F., JAFARI M.
 
* AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION & EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES SARAVAN COLLEGE, SISTAN & BALUCHESTAN UNIVERSITY, SISTAN & BALUCHESTAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The purpose of this research was to investigate the entrepreneurial characteristics of students in Sistan and Baluchestan University, Agricultural and Natural Resource Saravan College. This was a descriptive and survey research. The statistical population consisted students of agricultural and natural resource college (N=510). They were selected by using random sampling technique (N=100). Instrument of data gathering was questionnaire. Method of Cronbach’s Alpha was employed to determine the questionnaire reliability. The Cronbach coefficient was found to be equal to 0.82, indicating a high level of reliability. Validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by expert’s panel. Data analysis was accomplished using SPSS. The results revealed that internal locus of control and need for achievement was high and medium level, respectively. However, risk-taking, creativity and the need for independence among the majority of students were low. A comparison of entrepreneurial mentality indicated there weren’t significant difference between associate and bachelor degrees students, except need for achievement trait. There were significant differences between the male and female students from risk-taking, the males had more risk-taking than females. There was no significant difference observed between male and female students.

 
Keyword(s): ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ENTREPRENEURIAL MENTALITY, NEED FOR ACHIEVEMENT, RISK-TAKING, CREATIVITY, INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL, NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE
 
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