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Table 11 Correlations

From: Examining the differences between the motivations of traditional and entrepreneurial scientists

   Entrepreneurial intention (Pearson correlation) Entrepreneurial intention (Spearman correlation)
M1—to collect industrial feedback on the applicability of my invention Correlation .100 .031
Sig. (2-tailed) .098 .610
N 275 275
M8—to ensure direct control over the commercialization of my invention Correlation .120* .057
Sig. (2-tailed) .047 .345
N 275 275
M2—to ensure an ecosystem that is more flexible than the university for the further development of my invention Correlation .041 .024
Sig. (2-tailed) .502 .693
N 267 267
M7—to demonstrate the practical relevance of my research to family/friends Correlation .240** .230**
Sig. (2-tailed) .000 .000
N 291 291
M5—to increase my scientific reputation through entrepreneurship Correlation .187** .198**
Sig. (2-tailed) .001 .001
N 291 291
M6—to increase my social reputation through entrepreneurship Correlation .108 .104
Sig. (2-tailed) .066 .077
N 292 292
M9—to benefit society with my invention Correlation .043 .006
Sig. (2-tailed) .467 .915
N 295 295
M11—to secure a job if my university position is terminated Correlation .058 .012
Sig. (2-tailed) .330 .839
N 282 282
M10—to secure jobs for young researchers at my spin-off company Correlation .166** .151**
Sig. (2-tailed) .005 .010
N 290 290
M3—to increase my personal income from my entrepreneurial activities Correlation .089 .043
Sig. (2-tailed) .128 .465
N 297 297
M4—to obtain financial resources for further research Correlation .133* .109
Sig. (2-tailed) .022 .062
N 295 295
  1. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  2. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  3. Source: authors’ compilation