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What is the impact of sensory processing sensitivity on entrepreneurial intent and opportunity recognition moderated by the entrepreneurial trait profile and the Big Five?

Cieslik, Ann-Kristin (2018) What is the impact of sensory processing sensitivity on entrepreneurial intent and opportunity recognition moderated by the entrepreneurial trait profile and the Big Five?

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Abstract:Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine how sensory processing sensitivity affects entrepreneurial intent and opportunity recognition ability, moderated by personality, such as the ETP and the Big Five. Method/approach/design – A systematic literature review of sensory processing sensitivity was conducted to evaluate existing literature on SPS, giving a complete overview of the current status-quo. A questionnaire was created, using a stratified random sample was drawn at the University of Twente for representation reasons. Multiple regression analyses were used on the variables SPS, EI, and OR. Findings – The findings reveal that sensory processing sensitivity does not show a significant relationship with either opportunity recognition or entrepreneurial intent. The moderation of personality could also not be confirmed. The findings highlight literature that supports the positive relation between opportunity recognition ability and entrepreneurial intent, so did interviews conducted in the end. Research limitations/implications – Limitations of this research include the weak reliability of the personality scale used. Hence, this could have been a reason why the moderation could not be measured. Although that scale was validated prior, it will not be recommended for further research. Implications related to the now broadened scope of SPS, especially with regards to OR ability under stress. The underlying biological implications were discovered from interviews and contribute to the assumptions of the relationship. Practical implications – Practical implications include the need for support systems for individuals with SPS, as well as efforts in education on the individual personality differences people entail. Originality/value – While the study extends the literature on sensory processing sensitivity, the concept of entrepreneurship was originally added to the literature. Although the hypotheses drawn could not be confirmed, some findings still indicate possible relations that need further investigation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76568
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