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Persistent and repetitive: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and self-employment

Marcus T. Wolfe and Pankaj C. Patel

Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2017, vol. 8, issue C, 125-137

Abstract: Are individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) more likely to be self-employed? Building on recent works on mental health conditions and entrepreneurship, we examine whether the persistent and repetitive habits of individuals with OCPD could increase the odds of self-employment. Based on a sample of participants from the 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), those with OCPD were more likely to be self-employed. Additionally, our results suggest that males with OCPD and younger individuals with OCPD (marginally supported) were more likely to be self-employed. The findings are robust to additional specifications, and have implications for research on mental health and self-employment.

Keywords: OCPD; Gender; Age; Self-employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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