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'Entrepreneurial Identity Aspirations' of students of the University of Twente

Wensink, R.J. (2020) 'Entrepreneurial Identity Aspirations' of students of the University of Twente.

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Abstract:While the University of Twente has been named ‘Most entrepreneurial University in the Netherlands’ for the fourth time in a row, it is important to understand what contributes to the ‘entrepreneurial identity’ of the UT. The purpose of this research is to find out what professional identity aspirations students of the UT have, and whether there is a relationship between these students’ professional identity aspirations and Entrepreneurship Societies on the University of Twente. This research adopts studies of Farmer, Chemers, and Watt in the process, which have contributed to an enhanced Qualtrics survey. On the basis of this survey, relationships between the entrepreneurial identity aspirations of the students of the University of Twente and these students’ belongingness to Entrepreneurship Societies have been explored. After analyzing the date, we can determine that students of the UT differ a lot in their professional identity aspirations. Being part of an Entrepreneurship Society was constructed as having a positive relationship with students’ entrepreneurial identity aspirations. General thoughts regarding male/female entrepreneurs have been confirmed, as male students have stronger entrepreneurial identity aspirations than female students. Moreover, expectations regarding study directions' relationship with professional identity aspirations, and in particular Entrepreneur Identity Aspirations, have been confirmed due to this study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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