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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRUST IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ROLES PLAYED BY WORK AND INDIVIDUAL FACTORS
Vol. Volume 22, Number 2 June/2017

Olufemi A. Lawal
This study examined the extent to which trust in organizational leadership predicts entrepreneurial intentions; and the extent to which this predictive relationship is moderated by work engagement, attitude to entrepreneurship and self-efficacy. Two hundred and twelve (212) male and female, mid-level and senior managers, who had a minimum academic/professional qualification of a higher diploma with job tenures ranging from 1—30 years were sampled across five service organizations in Lagos Nigeria with the aid of a combination of purposive and stratified random sampling techniques. Five measures were used. Data analysis with moderated regression revealed insignificant predictions of entrepreneurship by trust in leadership (ß= -0.01, P>0.05) and work engagement (ß= -0.09, P>0.05). But entrepreneurship was significantly predicted by self-efficacy (ß= 0.17, P<0.01) and personal entrepreneurial attitude (ß= 0.50, P<0.01). Furthermore, the hypothesized moderations of the trust in leader—entrepreneurship relationship by various patterns of interactions among work engagement, self-efficacy, and personal entrepreneurial attitude were all insignificant. The results were discussed in the light of reviewed theoretical and empirical literatures.

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