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Minority status and self-employment: The mediating role of personal initiative, Emmanuel Wandera, Nkote Nabeta, Prof. John Munene and Dr. Sarah Kanaabi

Emmanuel Philemon Wandera
Department of Economics and statistics
Kyambogo University, Kampala
Uganda
Nkote Isaac Nabeta
Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Business School
Makerere University, Kampala
Uganda
Prof. John C. Munene
Department of Human Resource, Business School
Makerere University, Kampala
Uganda
Dr. Sarah Wasagali Kanaabi
Board member
Electricity Regulatory Authority, (ERA), Kampala
Uganda

DOI: 10.47556/J.WJEMSD.18.4.2022.4

Purpose: To examine the mediating role of personal initiative in the relationship between minority status and self-employment among self-employed women in Uganda.

Methods: This study employed a cross sectional survey design to collect data from 203 self-employed women to test for the study hypothesis using partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) using Smartpls version 3.2.9 professional.

Findings: Findings indicate a positive and significant relationship between minority status and self-employment, and partial mediating role of personal initiative in the relationship between minority status and self-employment at 95% confidence interval.

Implication: The findings of this research provide useful insights into the role of minority status in boosting self-employment among women. Personal initiative is not only a booster of self-employment but also enhances the ability of women to start enterprises for their survival.

Limitations: The study was cross sectional hence imposing a limitation on changes in perception over time. Therefore, a longitudinal study in future is necessary. Besides, data were collected from self-employed women in Uganda. Above all, this study only considers minority status and personal initiative in explaining self-employment and yet there are other factors that could be explored.

Originality/Value: This paper examines the mediating role of personal initiative in the relationship between minority status and self-employment in the context of minority women in a Uganda, against the auspice of middleman minority and personal initiative theory.

Keywords: Self- employment, Minority Status, Personal Initiative, PLS-SEM.

WJEMSD V18 N4 2022 Wandera et al.pdf
WJEMSD V18 N4 2022 Wandera et al.pdf
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