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Table 3 Hypotheses testing

From: Uncovering the backings to passion: why do small firm owners/managers engage in entrepreneurship?

H Relationship B Result
H1 There is a positive influence of entrepreneurial passion on entrepreneurial engagement. .405*** Supported
H2 Firms who have adequate resources tend to have higher levels of entrepreneurial passion to engage in entrepreneurship than their counterparts. .359*** Supported
H3 Firms who have good entrepreneurial background tend to have higher levels of entrepreneurial passion to engage in entrepreneurship than firms with poor entrepreneurial background. .164 Not supported
H4 Entrepreneurial passion is better among owner/managers who take government support to have better entrepreneurial engagement. .172*** Supported
H5 Entrepreneurial passion is better among owner/managers involved in an unpredictable environment to have higher entrepreneurial engagement. −.238*** Not supported
  1. ***p < 0.01