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Table 1 List of independent variables (covariates)

From: Modeling the impact of entrepreneurial attitude on self-employment intention among engineering students in Ethiopia

S. no. Name of variable Description of predictor variables Code/level of categories
1 IOS Information and opportunity seeking factor score None
2 CPS Creativity and problem solving skill factor score None
3 AIR Achievement and instrumental readiness factor score None
4 DEE Discouragement by external environment factor score None
5 SCSE Self-confidence and self-esteem factor score None
6 GS Goal setting factor score None
7 SP Systematic planning factor score None
8 PO Parents occupation 1 = agriculture, 2 = gov’t employee, 3 = private business owned, 4 = others
9 EE Entrepreneurship education/training 1 = yes, 2 = no
10 NE Networking with entrepreneurs 1 = yes, 2 = no
11 NERK Number of entrepreneurs respondents know 1 = not at all, 2 = less than 2, 3 = 2 up to 4, 4 = above 4
12 BOF Business-owned family 1 = yes, 2 = no
13 PBE Prior business experience with family 1 = yes, 2 = no
14 BOC Business-owned colleague 1 = yes, 2 = no
15 AF Access to finance/capitals 1 = yes, 2 = no
16 MFSB Means of finance for starting business 1 = family, 2 = colleague, 3 = micro-finance, 4 = inheritance, 5 = others
17 IG Information gathering 1 = yes, 2 = no
18 CFBI Clear future business ideas 1 = yes, 2 = no
19 RTC Risk taking commitment for a career decision 1 = yes, 2 = no