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Title: Established and nascent entrepreneurs: comparing the mental health, self-care behaviours and wellbeing in Singapore
Authors: Gong, Jiankun
Xu, Zezheng
Wang, Sherry Xueli
Gu, Mingyan
Ong, Puay Chin
Li, Yuanzhe
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Gong, J., Xu, Z., Wang, S. X., Gu, M., Ong, P. C. & Li, Y. (2022). Established and nascent entrepreneurs: comparing the mental health, self-care behaviours and wellbeing in Singapore. Frontiers in Sociology, 7, 843101-. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.843101
Journal: Frontiers in Sociology 
Abstract: Mental health problems currently affect a quarter of the world's population. Recent research in western societies has started to examine the relationship between entrepreneurship and mental health problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. However, little has been done to categorize entrepreneurs into different types and investigate how their levels of mental health and well-being correspond to these types. This study divided entrepreneurs into established and nascent categories and examined this topic in Singapore. By distributing two sets of surveys, a total of 834 responses were collected, with 346 responses from established entrepreneurs and 488 responses from nascent ones. The results showed that the nascent entrepreneurs' levels of well-being were found to be much lower than those of the established entrepreneurs. Furthermore, entrepreneurs with ADHD or dyslexia symptoms generally had a much lower level of life satisfaction, compared with those without. However, the self-care behaviours observed in this sample differed somewhat from observations made in western societies, which might be explained by the different cultures and habits in Singaporean society. The findings not only highlight the need for relevant organizations to support nascent entrepreneurs but serve to remind veteran entrepreneurs to practice more healthy self-care behaviours.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/164736
ISSN: 2297-7775
DOI: 10.3389/fsoc.2022.843101
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
Rights: © 2022 Gong, Xu, Wang, Gu, Ong and Li. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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