Impact of Entrepreneurial Knowledge to the Factors of Big Five Inventory: A Study Based on Commerce Undergraduates of Sri Lanka

  • Madhura Chinthaka Kodithuwakku University of Kelaniya
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Openness


This study conducted with the purpose of investigating the relationship between Entrepreneurial Knowledge and three Factors of Big Five Index - Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and Openness. As an approach of this study conducted as a cross sectional survey and utilized the sample frame of the undergraduates of local universities in Sri Lanka. 100 Undergraduates were captured from varied Universities of Sri Lanka and the data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to measure the casual relationships among different constructs. Findings of This study illustrate that Undergraduates of local universities in Sri Lanka, it is found that on the Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and also Openness have positive impact on the Entrepreneurial Knowledge (EK). EK acts as a predictor of factors of Big five index suggesting a direct positive relationship. Practical and research implications of EK varies along with the context it has important practical implications. It is required to assess autonomy as a dimension and the role it is played in the big five index scale because including the previous studies the current study found it held insignificant. Future studies need to be addressed with the potential moderators of EK. The paper provides the important evidence to expand entrepreneurial knowledge. Therefore, this research contributes towards the meeting a better understanding of EK and the factors of Big five index preceding the formation of this intention among undergraduates. And also, investigate the how to behave the undergraduate education level to the factors of big five index.Keywords: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Openness

Author Biography

Madhura Chinthaka Kodithuwakku, University of Kelaniya
Department of Commerce & Financial Management,Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies,University of Kelaniya.


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