Loan access, skill acquisition, bonding and the moderating effect of self-confidence on women entrepreneurs' business performance: A case of Nigeria

Ekpe, I., and Razli Che Razak, and Norsiah Mat, (2012) Loan access, skill acquisition, bonding and the moderating effect of self-confidence on women entrepreneurs' business performance: A case of Nigeria. International Journal of Business and Management Studies, 4 (1). pp. 77-85. ISSN 1309-8047

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the moderating effect of selfconfidence in business on the relationship between loan access, skill acquisition and bonding; and women entrepreneurs’ business performance. A quantitative research method (survey) was used to solicit responses from 161 women clients of three homogenous micro-finance institutions in Nigeria. The samples were selected through stratified proportionate random sampling. Data were analyzed using hierarchical regression. The results indicated that loan access (loan access), skill acquisition (skill acquisition) and bonding (bonding) had significant positive influence on women entrepreneurs' business (sales) performance in Nigeria. Selfconfidence moderated the relationship between loan access and skill acquisition (not bonding); and women entrepreneurs' sales performance.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Business performance: Loan access: skill acquisition: bonding: self-confidence
Faculty: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2017 04:47
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/8225

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