The mediating role of temperament and character on the relationship between mindfulness and entrepreneurial personality

Yener S., Arslan A., Demirtaş Ö.

JOURNAL OF EAST EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT STUDIES, vol.23, pp.404-425, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5771/0949-6181-2018-3-404
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.404-425
  • Keywords: Temperament and Character, Mindfulness, Entrepreneurship, SMEs, MODEL
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


The number of studies investigating the concept of entrepreneurship has increased in recent years, with efforts now focusing on using different disciplines and models to gain an understanding of its characteristics such as personality, psychology, and biological features being of particular interest. Within this context, this study seeks answers whether both the personality and psychology variables affected entrepreneurship. A group of entrepreneurs (n=197) from the Turkish city of Konya, a city renowned for the dynamism of its SMEs (Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises), is used as the study sample. The results indicate that the full model explains 63% of the variance: yet, only temperament seems to mediate this relationship but not the character.