Role of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Risk-Taking Tendencies in the Relationship Between Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurial Intention

Bilgehan Tekin, Metin Asar
2021 Social Entrepreneurship Review  
In order for entrepreneurs and people who intend to start a venture to be able to use their budgets optimally, to evaluate their investments correctly, to take risks for investment areas that will create opportunities, it is necessary to possess a proper set of skills. Research objectives: The study's primary purpose is to determine the mediating role of entrepreneurs' self-efficacy and risk-taking tendency in the relationship between financial literacy and entrepreneurial intention. The study
more » ... lso aims to establish whether relationships between financial literacy, entrepreneur self-efficacy, risk-taking tendency, entrepreneurial intention, significantly differ according to gender, age, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training. Research design and methods: The sample of the study consists of university students who are potential entrepreneur candidates in the future. Relationships between financial literacy, entrepreneurial selfefficacy, risk-taking tendency and entrepreneurial intention were analysed using simple linear regression analysis. SPSS PROCESS (Hayes) plugin was used to test the mediating effects. Results: It was observed that the participants could be evaluated at an acceptable level in terms of financial literacy. However, they were at a moderate level in terms of entrepreneurship self-efficacy and intention and risk-taking tendency. When the relationships between financial literacy, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, risk-taking tendency and entrepreneurial intention were examined, it was concluded that there were significant and positive relationships between all of the variables discussed. Conclusions: Financial literacy, self-efficacy, risk-taking tendency and entrepreneurial intention are features that are in meaningfully supportive relationships.
doi:10.15678/ser.2021.1.01 fatcat:jwsnnozlpvevzardnsjkzq4kuu