alexa Abstract | Entrepreneurial Resilience: Locus of Control and Well-being of Entrepreneurs

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management
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For entrepreneurs, financial adversity is one of the most dominant causes of stress. Such entrepreneurial adversity can, on the one hand, lead to successful coping or, on the other hand, to maladaptive coping, helplessness, and desperation. In this study, author explores locus of control as psychological capital that contributes to entrepreneurial resilience in the face of prolonged economic adversity. Findings from a sample of 135 entrepreneurs show that entrepreneurial adversity is negatively associated with job satisfaction and self-reported health. Secondly, results reveal a significant moderating effect of locus of control on the adversity-well-being relationship.

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Author(s): Ben Bulmash


Entrepreneurship, Resilience, Locus of control, Wellbeing, Entrepreneurial adversity, Business Development, Business Ethics, Business organization, Decision Making Process, Economy Policy, Emerging Markets Economy, Entrepreneuship organization, Financial Econometrics, Industrial Policy, Innovation Management, Labour Economy, Leadership and Organization Behaviour, Management Information System, Project and Team Management, Small Business, Strategy Management, Talent Management, Venture Capital, Women Entrepreneur

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