International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

 

AN INTER-RELATIONSHIP OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PERSONALITY, COMMITMENT AND SELF-INDEPENDENT IN A TERENGGANU AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY
Dr Muhammad Abi Sofian Abdul Halim, Muhazita Alias, Associate Professor Dr Azemi Che Hamid, Zainuddin Zakaria

Abstract
Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) is an agency under Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry which is responsible to realize the concept of farmers market (Pasar Tani) in constructing the personality of farmers to become agropreneurs. Fundamentally, the paper focuses on assessing the relationship of entrepreneurial personality, entrepreneurial commitment and self-independent of agropreneurs in Pasar Tani, Terengganu. There are three attributes that has constructed in entrepreneurial personalities, including; achievement motivation, customer relation and grab opportunities. This survey research was using Path-Model to acquire the causal relation and Multiple Regression Analysis to verify the associations between variables. As well as to measure the entrepreneurial perceptions, this study was inquiry data from 246 agropreneurs who are engaged with the Pasar Tani program in FAMA, Terengganu. The results of multiple regressions analysis indicate that only the factor of grab opportunities in entrepreneurial personality is significantly associated to both entrepreneurial commitment and the self-independent. Meanwhile, the others two factors of entrepreneurial personality (e.g. achievement motivation, customer relation) are only significantly associated with entrepreneurial commitment. Furthermore, the intermediary factor of entrepreneurial commitment is significantly associated with the self-independent. Therefore, the path-model showed that the factor of entrepreneurial commitment become as an intermediary variable with indirect effect of both achievement motivation and customer relation toward self-independent. Generally, these findings give evidence that path-model become crucial to study the relationship of entrepreneurial personality, entrepreneurial commitment and self-independent of agropreneurs in FAMA Terenganu.

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