Psychological Need Satisfaction as a Pre-determinant of Entrepreneurial IntentionalityFrancoise U*, Donghong D and Janviere N
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Francoise U
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 27, 2017; Accepted Date: April 21, 2017; Published Date: April 28, 2017
Citation: Francoise U, Donghong D, Janviere N (2017) Psychological Need Satisfaction as a Pre-determinant of Entrepreneurial Intentionality. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 6: 210. doi: 10.4172/2169-026X.1000210
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Drawing from self-determination theory, this study investigated the influence of psychological need satisfaction as a determinant of entrepreneurship personality profile, thereafter a pre-determinant of entrepreneurial intentionality. Data was collected on a sample of 407 Chinese undergraduate students from four universities in Hefei-Anhui China. The results of structural equation modeling revealed that the satisfaction of each three psychological needs: autonomy, competence and relatedness was a significant positive predictor of entrepreneurship personality profile and altogether contributed to its variance. Entrepreneurship personality profile was a significant positive predictor of entrepreneurial intention at 67% variance. The study concludes with some theoretical and practical recommendations.