The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Entreprenuerial Behaviour a Case Study of Katwe Welding Centre
Author: NAKIMBUGWE CLAIRE
Supervisor: Maurice Mukokoma
The study was conducted in Katwe Welding Centre. The main purpose was to investigate the Relationship between Personality Traits and Entrepreneurial Behaviour. Specific objectives were; to find out the relationship between conscientiousness and entrepreneurial behavior, to examine the relationship between openness to experience and entrepreneurial behavior, and to examine the relationship between Agreeableness and entrepreneurial behavior.
The research design was a case study based on both quantitative and qualitative approaches in relation to correlation as research design. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires and interviews. The sample study involved both male and female employees of Katwe Welding Centre with a population of 100 and a sample of 80 respondents. Data was analyzed through the use of SPSS Version 20 for quantitative purposes and grouped into categories and themes for qualitative analysis. The findings revealed that there was a positive correlation between conscientiousness and entrepreneurial behaviour (r=0.817** p <0.00), there is a correlation between there was a correlation between openness to experience and entrepreneurial behaviour with a positive moderate relationship (r = 0.682**, p0.01) and there was a high positive correlation between Agreeableness and entrepreneurial behaviour (r = 0.901**, p0.01).
Basing on the finding it is recommended that the government, business owners, startup other ventures other than welding business in order to use their personality, the owners of businesses should have a risk taking ability in order to make their businesses a success in other wards they should invest more in their ventures to earn more profits.