INVENTORY OF BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A PSYCHOMETRIC MEASURE

Gustavo Henrique Silva de Souza (souza.g.h.s@gmail.com)
Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Alagoas
December, 2014
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Master in Psychology (Organizational Psychology). Bachelor in Business Administration. Researcher at Laboratory of Evaluation and Measure Cognitive and Emotional (LAMCE/CNPq). Professor at Faculdade Raimundo Marinho (Maceió).
 

Abstract

The identification of entrepreneurial behavior has finding difficulty to measure it, since the results and instruments developed so far, have not shown a behavioral model of universal compatibility for the entrepreneur and not have followed some recommendations from the literature for the research on entrepreneurship, considering circumstantial and behavioral elements. In this sense, aiming to fill this gap, this work reports a study on the construction and validation of the Inventory of Barriers and Facilitators towards the Entrepreneurship, which consists of 8 independent factors: Entrepreneurial Intention; Risk; Access to capital; Innovation; Opportunity; Leadership and Management; Relationship network; Passion. The study assumes that the individual is faced with Barriers and Facilitators of behavioral and contextual order (social and environmental) which can propel or inhibit the action of entrepreneurship. By validation techniques, we reached a low-cost instrument (pencil and paper) and easy to apply (self-report) with good psychometric properties.