Effect of COVID 19 Crises on Entrepreneurship Readiness of University Students in Pakistan

  • Muhammad Farooq Rehan Assistant Professor, College of Commerce, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Raheel Mumtaz Assistant Professor, College of Commerce, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Quaisar Ijaz Khan Assistant Professor, College of Commerce, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Entrepreneurship readiness, Personality traits, Covid-19 crises, Pakistan, Students


Purpose: Aim of this study is to examine the factors (personality traits, Covid-19 crises) influencing the entrepreneurship readiness among the university students in Pakistan

Design/Methodology/Approach: The study used online survey for collection from 396 students of different university of Pakistan. The date was collected during online classes in Covid-19 pandemic. Multiple regression analysis technique was applied for the analysis of the data.

Findings: The findings of the study demonstrate that all three personality traits i.e. need for achievement, locus of control and self-efficacy is positively influencing entrepreneurial readiness. But this personality trait alone cannot do favor they need other personality traits and they require to have favorable circumstances. However, covid-19 crises have negative influence on student’s readiness of being entrepreneur.

Implications/Originality/Value: The study postulate that hard and uncertain situation do have influence on student’s motivation of being entrepreneur.


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How to Cite
Rehan, M. F., Mumtaz, R., & Khan, Q. I. (2021). Effect of COVID 19 Crises on Entrepreneurship Readiness of University Students in Pakistan. Sustainable Business and Society in Emerging Economies, 3(4), 485-495. https://doi.org/10.26710/sbsee.v3i4.2006