Linking Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Business Performance of Indigenous Agripreneurs in Sabah

  • Melvin Mojikon Kolej Universiti Borneo Utara
  • Chin Yuk Fong Kolej Universiti Borneo Utara
  • Doretty R. Jiroh Kolej Universiti Borneo Utara

Abstract

In an entrepreneurial setting, an agripreneur’s decision to venture in entrepreneurial activity is influenced by his or her intention to be involved in entrepreneurship. As such, the entrepreneurial intention serves as an important prediction of involvement among agripreneurs in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial Behaviour was deemed as a multidimensional construct encompassing two dimensions, namely Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Entrepreneurial Skills. Quantitative approach and simple random sampling were employed in this study. The location of this study involved the area of Interior Division in the State of Sabah. The sample consisted of 106 responses among indigenous agripreneurs. The data analysis was carried out using Multiple Regressions Analysis and Hierarchical Regression Analysis techniques by applying the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Based on the attributes of Entrepreneurial Behaviour consisting of Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Entrepreneurial Skills, the results did not statistically demonstrate their significant relationships with Business Performance. Furthermore, in reference to government assistance that plays an important role as the moderator, was proven significant in the relationship between Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Business Performance, whilst being influential in strengthening the relationships between Entrepreneurial Behaviour and dimensions and Business Performance. Through the findings of this study, it is hoped that this paper will become a guiding tool for more comprehensive research to unveil the relationship between Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Business Performance.

Published
2019-11-26
How to Cite
MOJIKON, Melvin; FONG, Chin Yuk; JIROH, Doretty R.. Linking Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Business Performance of Indigenous Agripreneurs in Sabah. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 54-64, nov. 2019. ISSN 0128-2875. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/PMJSSH/article/view/7316>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.