Quotation Fuhrmann, Bettina. 2016. Are Austrian Students at the Lower Secondary Level Entrepreneurial Thinkers? 88th International SIEC ISBE Conference Entrepreneurship Education – Regional and International, Graz, Österreich, 01.08.-05.08.


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The findings of an empirical study on various facets of economic literacy of students at the lower secondary level will be analyzed and discussed in this paper presentation. The study was carried out among 432 Austrian students in 2015. It focuses on the students’ attitudes towards and their interest in business matters as well as their economic knowledge and problem-solving skills. The research items were developed on the basis of existing tools for measuring economic literacy as well as on the results of a qualitative interview study with 43 Austrian students of the target group. Most students consider business matters important and have positive attitudes towards the current state of the economy. However, the research findings show that they lack fundamental economic knowledge and entrepreneurial thinking. Since students of that age have to make important economic and educational decisions and will soon have the right to vote, their low levels of economic literacy call for action of both policy makers and educators.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Are Austrian Students at the Lower Secondary Level Entrepreneurial Thinkers?
Event 88th International SIEC ISBE Conference Entrepreneurship Education ¿ Regional and International
Year 2016
Date 01.08.-05.08.
Country Austria
Location Graz

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Fuhrmann, Bettina (Details)
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Business Education IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5348 Business education (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5807 Didactics (Details)
5816 Education science (Details)
5963 Evaluation research (Details)
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