Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Agricultural Extension and Education Dep., College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

2 M.Sc. Students, Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of study was to identify entrepreneurial personality traits of agricultural students who were studying at Bu-Ali Sina University in 2013 academic year. The study has used a surveying methodology. The study's samples were 150 agricultural students both senior undergraduates and graduates which were selected by a randomized sampling method. Data collection tool was a structured questionnaire which its validity was verified by a group of extension and education professors and experts. The reliability of the questions were tested during a pre-test process using a Cronbach's alpha test and it was 0.85 (α=0.85). According to the results the trait "internal control" was the most important entrepreneurial characteristic of the agricultural students. The results showed a significant difference between entrepreneurial personality traits of both senior agricultural students in third and fourth year of their education. However, the results showed no significant difference between the agricultural students in the graduated and undergraduates levels in terms of their entrepreneurial personality traits. The results also showed a strong difference between the agricultural students at different agricultural fields of education according to their entrepreneurial personality traits. [Movahedi, R., Jalilian, S and Armand, S. Entrepreneurial Personality Traits of Agricultural Students. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems, 2013; 3(1):7-12].

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