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Title
BIS and BAS : biobehaviorally rooted drivers of entrepreneurial intent
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Abstract
We document the predictive relevance of the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and the behavioral approach system (BAS) in a novel domain of societal importance: entrepreneurship. Based on structural equation models, Study 1 (N = 320) reveals that BAS reward responsiveness (BAS-RR) has a negative and BAS fun seeking (BAS-FS) has a positive association with entrepreneurial intent. Similar results emerge for Study 2 (N = 470): BAS-RR is negatively and BAS drive (BAS-D) is positively related to entrepreneurial intent. Additionally, Study 2 includes entrepreneurial experience, which is negatively related with BAS-RR and positively with BAS-D. We do not find any significant relationship between the BIS and entrepreneurial intent or experience. Our results support the multidimensionality of the BAS, with the subscales being differently associated with both entrepreneurial intent and experience. Finally, by simultaneously including intent and experience, Study 2 makes a methodological contribution related to the validity of student samples when analyzing entrepreneurial intent. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Personality and individual differences. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2016
ISSN
0191-8869
Volume/pages
95(2016), p. 204-213
ISI
000373549900038
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Demographic diversity and the evolution of social entities. The ecological study of the behaviour and performance of teams, organizations, industries, networks and communities.
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 10.05.2016
Last edited 03.09.2017
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