International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Gender Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Self-Efficacy: Evidence from an Emerging Economy
Boris Urban

The purpose of this study was to establish to what extent women perceive self-employment as a viable career choice and what is the strength of their beliefs that they are capable of successfully performing various roles and tasks of an entrepreneur. Gender perspectives on entrepreneurship illustrate that women are less likely than men to prefer occupations that have been traditionally male-dominated because of the tendency for women to have lower self-efficacy perceptions in relation to entrepreneurial career intentions. A survey design was used to collect responses from 213 students. The results showed that women believe they have the skills needed to be an entrepreneur and have placed their preference for entrepreneurship as a career choice high on the list of options. The study contributes to the growing knowledge base on women entrepreneurship and increases our understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career choice in terms of entrepreneurial self-efficacy.

Full Text: PDF