TITLE

Agricultural Personnel's Intrapreneurial Behavior: Effects of Perceived Organizational Support, Psychological Empowerment and Entrepreneurial Self Efficacy

AUTHOR(S)
Kazem Hashemi, Seyyed Mohammad; Nadi, Hossein Kazem; Rezvanfar, Ahmad
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Annals of Biological Research;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p575
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Personnel work perceptions and their intrapreneurial behavior are indispensable toward achieving organizational entrepreneurship and organizational performance. This study assessed how agricultural personnel perceive organizational support (POS), psychological empowerment (PE), entrepreneurial self efficacy (ESE), and intrapreneurial behavior (IB); and examined the causal relationships among these constructs. Model formulation was based on a random survey of agricultural personnel (n=80) of Karaj city agricultural jihad organization from Iran country. Data was analyzed through descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis, and the structural equation modeling. Results of this study, showed that agricultural personnel had moderate level of intrapreneurial behavior (IB) (Mean= 3.27). Moreover, results of correlation analysis and structural equation modeling procedure showed that entrepreneurial self efficacy (ESE) antecedent significantly affected agricultural personnel intrapreneurial behavior (IB) more than PE and POS antecedents (β = 0.30, p < 0.01). Overall, results of this study suggested that the effects of perceived organizational support (POS), psychological empowerment (PE) and entrepreneurial self efficacy (ESE) should be synergistically coordinated to buttressing and internalizing the intrapreneurial behaviors in the agricultural personnel of Iran country. Finally, a number of recommendations were proposed.
ACCESSION #
73498212

 

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