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ERIC Number: EJ1096320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in Tourism, Gender Issue? (El emprendimiento en la Educación Superior en la Titulación de Turismo, ¿cuestión de género?)
Muñoz-Fernández, Guzmán A.; Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Pablo; Santos-Roldán, Luna
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n1 p45-66 Apr 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses those interpersonal skills which determine the entrepreneurial profile among students in Tourism Higher Education. We aim to verify if there are significant differences by gender diagnosis and to take this into account for future academic curriculums. Method: A survey was conducted with the students of Tourism at the University of Cordoba (Spain); we have studied the interpersonal skills related to entrepreneurship and several socio-demographic and education moderating variables. For data analysis, we have developed logit regression models about entrepreneurial intention by gender. Results: The results show that women have more discipline and responsibility than men, hitch is fundamental for start-ups; but in opposition to this, women have a lower propensity towards entrepreneurship and it has not been perceived significant competences connected to the risk or initiative. Conclusion: It is deduced from the paper that some educational strategies since childhood could be discouraging this kind of attitude. We outline the need for developing specific education policies for female students at different educational levels, in order to promote the skills linked to entrepreneurship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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