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ADAPTATION OF THE ATTITUDE TOWARD ENTERPRISE TEST IN THE ITALIAN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CONTEXTS
Vol. Volume 22, Number 1 March/2017

Paola Spagnoli, Susana Santos & Antonio Caetano
The development of sound evidence-based entrepreneurial potential assessment tools is particularly recommended in order to foster entrepreneurship, and also to evaluate specific entrepreneurial training initiatives at school and University. The present study aimed at examining construct, convergent and discriminant validity of the Attitude Toward Enterprise test (ATE test) in Italy. Configural and measurement invariance were conducted for testing construct validity using Structural Equation Modeling on three groups of students: high school students; undergraduate university students; postgraduate university students. Correlational and reliability analysis were conducted in order to test convergent, discriminant and consistency of the scale. Results show that the Italian version of the scale is a valuable tool for research and practical purposes in Italy. Limitation and suggestion for further research are also discussed

Keywords: Entrepreneurial potential, measurement invariance, Italy, structural equation modeling, attitude assessment