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Avaliação Psicológica

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OLIVEIRA, Belkis Maria da Fonseca et al. Entrepreneurial intention among university students: Adaptation and validation of a scale (QIE). Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.2, pp. 187-196. ISSN 1677-0471.

The current research aims to validate the Entrepreneurial Intention Questionnaire (EIQ) in Portugal. The scale was developed and validated in Spain, and later validated in other countries and languages though not yet in Portugal. The EIQ draws on the Theory of Planned Behavior, the most widely used model for predicting entrepreneurial intention. The TPB provides a coherent theoretical and general application framework that allows us to understand and predict entrepreneurial intentions, taking into account not only personal fators but also social ones. This validation study has involved a sample of 326 Portuguese university students. The results of the structural equation modeling confirm that the EIQ has a high reliability and predictive validity of entrepreneurship intention and, except for some items, this is a scale applicable to Portuguese context

Keywords : validação de uma escala; entrepreneurial intention; university students; scale validation.

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