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dc.contributor.advisorForrester, Juanita
dc.contributor.authorWaldman, Isaac
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-03T14:00:20Z
dc.date.available2021-05-03T14:00:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10898/12664
dc.description.abstractFor entrepreneurs, the global pandemic that swept through the United States in 2020 introduced a new set of uncertainties and challenges. Stay-at-home restrictions took a toll on the economy, and a drastic decline in consumer spending forced many small businesses to shut down or pivot to adapt to a changing society. This study seeks to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the subjective well-being of surviving entrepreneurs across several sectors of business. We focus specifically on the role of psychological capital, which includes hope, resilience, optimism, and efficacy, as a personal asset that supports entrepreneurs� overall well-being in the face of ongoing obstacles. We predict that for entrepreneurs, psychological capital mediates the relationship between pandemic-related stressors and subjective well-being. We explore these predictions by surveying a sample of local entrepreneurs. Preliminary results and implications for entrepreneurial well-being will be discussed.
dc.titleThe Impact of COVID-19 on Entrepreneurial Well-Being: Examining Psychological Capital
dc.typePresentation
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-03T14:00:20Z


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