Title: Family satisfaction and entrepreneurship among Chinese women: the moderating role of self-efficacy

Authors: Jinpei Wu; Christopher P. Neck; Jeffery D. Houghton; Amanda Pozzuto

Addresses: School of Business, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563, USA ' Department of Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4006, USA ' College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6025, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA ' College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6025, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

Abstract: The world today is paying more attention to the economy of the People's Republic of China due to its rapid growth and internationalisation (Deng et al., 2011). In accordance with the expanding literature in this area, the current study examines entrepreneurial intent relative to satisfaction with family life and generalised self-efficacy with regards to Chinese women. This study makes an important contribution to the new venture creation literature by being one of the first to focus on females in a Chinese context and by being among the first to examine generalised self-efficacy as a moderator of the family satisfaction-entrepreneurial intent relationship. Results of a moderated hierarchical regression analysis provide evidence in support of a moderating role for self-efficacy in the relationship between family satisfaction and the intent to start a new business.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intent; family satisfaction; self-efficacy; entrepreneurship; Chinese women; China; female entrepreneurs; new venture creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2013.056204

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.11 No.3, pp.291 - 309

Published online: 14 Aug 2013 *

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