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Gender Identity and Entrepreneurial Intention: The Effects of Grit and Perceived Barriers to Entry

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between an individual's gender identity (whether they identify as masculine or feminine) and their entrepreneurial intention. Beyond this, the study examined the mediating impact of grit, lack of support, and fear of failure on the gender identity/entrepreneurial interntions relationship. The findings indicated a direct relationship between masculinity and entrepreneurial intention. Furthermore, gender identity differences in terms of grit and fear of failure were found, as was a direct relationship between fear of failure and entrepreneurial intention. A discussion of the findings as well as their implications are offered. Limitations of the research are share and future research streams in light of the findings are offered.

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