Research in entrepreneurship has for years shown that – no surprise – women and men are different. The reasons women offer for starting companies differ from the reasons offered by men; the kinds of companies started differ; even the life stage at which people decide to start businesses differs.
For all of these reasons, you began the test by selecting the gender with which you identify, so that we can compare your survey responses to those of people whose gender is appropriate for you. Because you clicked "Female", your responses to the questions have been compared to those of other females, not to people in general.
People are generally confident of their abilities, so their scores on a test like this are normally pretty high. For this reason, to make the results easier to read, in the spider-web diagram the center point is set not at zero, but at 50% of the possible points for each dimension. What is important is the difference between people who are entrepreneurs and people who are not. And for you, personally, the question is whether your scores are closer to those of entrepreneurs, or closer to those of people who are not self-employed.
Our database is a living document – its composition changes whenever there is another national study added, whenever a large group of individuals is added, or over time as more and more people just like you take the test. Thus, the average score on any dimension can be expected to change over time. Your personal results presented as a percentage of the total points available on each dimension are indicated by the grey color in the spider-web diagram.
However, because we believe you would like to know “where you stand” relative to others, we do report in this document the scores (again as a percent of the possible) of the nearly fifteen hundred women who have taken this test. Their results appear in the spider-web diagram as the dataset in purple.
Finally, the percentages of possible points achieved by the female entrepreneurs in the database are shown in blue. Note that entrepreneurs have better scores than other people on every one of these dimensions. As you can see, the absolute differences are small, but each one is statistically significant.
Note: If your score is less than 50% of the possible, your real score appears only next to the title of the dimension; on the chart such a score is a point in the center.