Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
SANCHEZ GARCIA, José Carlos. Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Personality: Factorial validity of Entrepreneurial Orientation Questionnaire (COE). rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.1, pp. 41-52. ISSN 0120-0534.
The aim of the current study is to test the factorial validity of the entrepreneurial orientation questionnaire (COE). The COE was administered to a sample of universitary students (1,810), of the Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Psychometric studies analyzing the factorial structure (through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis) and internal consistency of their scales were accomplished. The internal consistency of the scales evaluated by Cronbach's Alpha coefficient showed high reliability, over the.70 minimum established. The fit indices showed significative values. The results of this study show that the COE scales possess satisfactory properties of construct validity and internal consistency. Subsequent phases of this research will include analysis of the instrument's stability and criterion validity.
Palavras-chave : entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial behaviour assessment; factorial validity.