International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Relationship between Entrepreneurial Skills and Tendencies: A Research on Physical Education Students
Serdar Geri

The aim of this study is to research the relationship between the entrepreneurial skills and tendencies of young individuals. The research problem involves two variables. The first is entrepreneurial skills which are an important determinant of entrepreneurial success. The second is the motivation of candidates who wish to become entrepreneurs; in other words the decisive motives behind entrepreneurial tendencies. This study consists of fourth year students from Schools of Physical Education and Sport in Turkey. The sample group consists of students from Sakarya, Marmara, Kocaeli and Mugla Universities and took place during the academic year of 2011-2012. The data was collected through a questionnaire. There were two suitable methods that could have been used for this research; the longitudinal research method or the cross sectional research method. The cross sectional research method was used because of the time limit on this study. The data gathered has been analysed using statistical packaged software and the results will be introduced with suggestions and comments. The validity and reliability of the data collection tool has been confirmed after analysing the collected data with statistical methods. The results are interpreted within the framework of the research problem. As a result of the conducted analysis, statistically significant relationships were found between the two variables.

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