Development of a Scale for Measuring University Students' Attitudes toward Entrepreneurship in Oman

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2020 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 7 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Wajeha Thabit Al-Ani, Ali Sharaf Al Musawi, Mohamed El Tahir Osman
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Wajeha Thabit Al-Ani, Ali Sharaf Al Musawi, Mohamed El Tahir Osman, "Development of a Scale for Measuring University Students' Attitudes toward Entrepreneurship in Oman," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 7,  no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2020. Crossref,


This study aimed to developa scale to measure university students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship in Oman. This questionnaire was developed based on the number ofliterature, which presented scales and models to measure people’s attitudes towards entrepreneurship. The student attitudes were measured by their tendency toward entrepreneurship which was based on four domains: personal skills, technical skills, managerial skills, and leadership skills. Data was collected from 592 students. The instrument underwent a psychometrics process to obtain reliability and validity. PLS-SEM
was used, the Assessment of a Measurement Model (AMM), rho_A, Composite Reliability, and Average Variance Extracted (AVE) were checked for the item and construct reliability with Discriminant validity for construct validity.Findings of the entrepreneurial skills among university students showed thatall standardized factor loadings of the skills on the latent entrepreneurship factor were relatively higher than 0.70. The study concluded that the items were reliable and constructs were valid enough to use to measure student attitudes toward entrepreneurship in Oman.


Entrepreneurship, Scale, Students' Attitudes, PLS-SEM, Item reliability, Construct Validity, Oman


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