Description Of Resilience In Entrepreneurial Students In The Pandemic Period

  • Herio Rizki Dewinda Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK, Padang, Indonesia
  • Ummil Khairiyah Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK, Padang, Indonesia


Higher education institutions as educational personnel have recently begun to pay attention to the development of entrepreneurial character to students so that many students are interested in carrying out entrepreneurship. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic currently being faced by all people in the world, certainly has an impact and challenges on the efforts initiated by these students. The ability of individuals to overcome difficulties and challenges that occur requires expertise which is termed as resilience. This study seeks to provide an overview of the state of students when running a business in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This research was conducted quantitatively on 155 students who practice entrepreneurship in Padang City. Samples were taken using simple random sampling technique. Resilience variable is measured using The Resilience Scale developed by Wagnild and Young (1993) which has been adapted into Indonesian. The preliminary study conducted shows that there was a difference in resilience among students who were entrepreneurial and those who were not entrepreneurs, students who were entrepreneurial had a higher level of resilience. In this study, it was also found that there were no differences in resilience based on the gender of students who were entrepreneurial (t = 1.031 and p = 0.304), so that men and women who were entrepreneurs had relatively the same level of resilience.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship; resilience; students


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