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Achievement Motivation, Gender and Entrepreneurial Ability


  • Foluso Ilesanmi Jayeoba

    () (Lagos State University)

  • Olayinka Yusuf Sholesi

    () (Lagos State University)

  • Olufemi Akanji Lawal

    () (Lagos State University)


The study examined the influence of achievement motivation on entrepreneurial abilities using the factorial analysis that considered also whether sex differences account for differential entrepreneurial abilities. 668 students (male=312 female=356) drawn from two Universities were sampled. The achievement motivation questionnaire (AMQ) and Entrepreneurial abilities scale (EAS) were administered and data collected analyzed. The outcome shows that sex plays no significant role in entrepreneurial abilities. Achievement motivation correlates significantly (r = 0.12, df = 666) with entrepreneurial abilities and has significant influence on entrepreneurial abilities (F (1/651) = 15.08, p

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  • Foluso Ilesanmi Jayeoba & Olayinka Yusuf Sholesi & Olufemi Akanji Lawal, 2013. "Achievement Motivation, Gender and Entrepreneurial Ability," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(1), pages 248-256, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:3:y:2013:i:1:p:248-256

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