The Influence of Business Simulations on Students’ Psychological Empowerment
This chapter introduces a study exploring the impact of pedagogy utilising the computerised business simulation on psychological empower-ment of students in a Higher Education institution. A survey-based instru-ment was designed and administered to the students undertaking different business modules, followed by factor analysis. Subsequently, semi-structured interviews were conducted to verify the empirical findings. The results indi-cate that business simulation has a positive impact on the intrapersonal, interactional and behavioural dimensions of psychological empowerment of the participated business students. Furthermore, our findings suggest that the intrapersonal and interactional dimensions of psychological empower-ment are interconnected through their behavioural and social aspects. The results also suggest that the students felt more confident and fairly self-reliant in decision making in situations involving risk and uncertainty.
Citation : Avramenko, A., Arroteia, N., and Hafeez., K. (2020) The Influence of Business Simulations on Students’ Psychological Empowerment. In: N. Arroteia, S. Sindi., eds. Innovating in Teachin Enterprise, Business and Management in Higher Education. Dundee: Startup Finance.
ISBN : 9781838107925
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
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