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Entrepreneurial attitudes: A distinction between two professional groups

R. Van Wyk, A. B. Boshoff
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 35, No 2 | a655 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i2.655 | © 2018 R. Van Wyk, A. B. Boshoff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 October 2018 | Published: 30 June 2004

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R. Van Wyk, Department Human Resources Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
A. B. Boshoff, Department Human Resources Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

This study investigates discrimant ability of the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientations Scale of 365 individuals practicing in two mutually exclusive professions (pharmacists N = 200 and accountants N = 175) on the profiles of Holland’s hexagon of occupational groups. Anova was performed with the EAOS sub-and total scales as dependent variables and entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial profiles as independent variables. Some discriminance by means of Tukey’s Range Test and interaction through LS-means was found between the two professions and employment status of individuals. Implications for management are indicated.

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