In this study they deliberated some personality traits that boost the intentions towards social entrepreneurships. These personality traits were LKM (loving-kindness meditation), compassion, and entrepreneurship resilience. These personality traits interacted with each other in this study to enhance social entrepreneurship intentions. It was proven that LKM motivated the persons towards social entrepreneurship with the help of their compassion quality, and this motivation will be at a high level if such a person also has the trait of entrepreneurship resilience. The most important thing that appeared is resilience, especially the personality trait of a persons who is able to cope with difficulties and able to find some creative solution in the case of problems/ difficulties/ failures of social entrepreneurship.

On the notion of “ethics of care” theory, our study also expressed that only those persons having LKM and a compassionate feeling, which are purely based on ethics of care, could be turned towards social entrepreneurship. The persons in a particular community that have the emotions of LKM and compassion, also have a thrill of solving the economic and social problems of others, which can satisfy and fulfil their desire by commencing social entrepreneurship; through this social entrepreneurship undertaking they can solve particular social and economic issues of their society and satisfy their emotions.


This study specifically addressed one of the biggest problem, the unemployment problem, for the government, it is suggested by this study that some incentives, reliefs, and tax exemptions may be formulated in such type of undertakings that comes under the jurisdictions of social entrepreneurship in order to enhance motivation among the communities towards social entrepreneurships, so that communities may solve their economic, financial, and social problems on their own rather than looking for government or other employers for employment opportunities.


However, one grave problem remains, majority of the students belong to poor families, which hardly afford their academic expenses just on the hope that after completing their education, they will get a good job and they will provide financial assistance to their families, and the student and their families do not have such financial resources to invest in social entrepreneurship. So, in this scenario, although the students have the LKM, compassionate emotions, and resilience traits, they cannot have social entrepreneurship intentions due to financial resources/capital constraints.

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To cite this article: Sana, H. A., Alkhalaf, S., Zulfiqar, S., Al-Rahmi, W. M., Al-Adwan, A. S., & AlSoud, A. R. (2021). Upshots of Intrinsic Traits on Social Entrepreneurship Intentions among Young Business Graduates: An Investigation through Moderated-Mediation Model. Sustainability13(9), 5192.
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