Adaptation of the entrepreneurship competences questionnaire - when entrepreneurship is more than just business
Keywords:entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship competence, lifelong learning, questionnaire
Background Since 2006, entrepreneurship competence has been considered one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning, which are important for personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and employment. In 2015, the EntreComp framework was created. The framework structures partial entrepreneurship competences to support their development in European citizens regardless of the field of education, professional or occupational orientation, as a critical part of increasing competitiveness and innovation potential of a country.
Purpose: The present paper aimed to develop a questionnaire based on the EntreComp framework, which would serve as a self-assessment tool for one's entrepreneurship competences, which could be used to adopt curricular or extra-curricular and non-formal, education to better serve this goal.
Study design/methodology/approach: The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was examined on a sample of university students in different fields of study – technical and natural sciences, humanities, economics, and medicine. The purpose of the sample diversity is the emphasis on the independence of entrepreneurship competence on professional orientation.
Findings/conclusions: The result of the study is a 60-item questionnaire consisting of three factors and fifteen subfactors helping to identify educational needs in the field of entrepreneurship, based on the subjective perception of the individual. In comparison with already existing tools, this questionnaire was developed on the strong basis of EntreComp framework and supports the idea of the broader context of entrepreneurship competence than just the business level, while covering cognitive, personal, and behavioural level of the entrepreneurial potential.
Limitations/future research: In the future, its application in other age or social groups is suggested.
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