Studying Relationship between Organizational Climate and Developing Entrepreneurial Spirit among Postgraduate Students (The Case of University of Isfahan)

Salman Darabi, Mohammadreza Neyestani, Mohammad Ghafari, Katayoon Maidanipour, Seyedmohammad Mard

Abstract


Developing entrepreneurship spirit between students is one of the most important planning goals in every university. In order to developing entrepreneurial spirit and skills between students, every university has to possess appropriate organizational climate. Organizational climate reflects the employees' perceptions and perspectives of university as organization and shows the values, the beliefs and the attitudes that help the university work to positive changes. Based on the importance of relationship between organizational climate and developing entrepreneurial spirit especially between students, the aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between organizational climate of the university and students’ entrepreneurial spirit. The correlational research was designed to determine the degree of relationship between variables. The statistical population of this study was all postgraduate students of Isfahan of University. Total of students participated in survey included 120 female and 100 male students in 2011. Two  instruments- organizational climate questionnaire which was adopted from Halpin and Craft’s and the researcher-developed questionnaire regarding entrepreneurial spiritweredistributed between participants. Reliability coefficient for questionnaire of the organizational climate was 83% and for questionnaire of entrepreneurial spirit was 89%. Inferential statistics were used to answer the research questions. The findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between organizational climate and students’ entrepreneurship spirit. According to the results of multiple regression analysis held between sub-dimensions of organizational climate and students’ entrepreneurship spirit, the findings proved the fact that organizational climate have a significant relationship with creativity, internal control and the achievement; however, it did not relate significantly with risk-taking and autonomy.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v4i1.2916

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