ERIC Number: EJ1152957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Positive Health and Financial Practices: Does Budgeting Make a Difference?
O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n2 p27-36 Spr 2017
This study explored relationships between the practice of following a hand-written or computer-generated budget and the frequency of performance of positive personal health and financial practices. Data were collected from an online quiz completed by 942 adults, providing a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices. Findings of multivariate analyses indicated positive and statistically significant relationships between the practice of using a budget and 18 positive health and financial practices. Specifically, the results suggested that consumers who reported following a budget more often scored higher in both the health and financial practice indexes. Six implications for family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals are provided.
Descriptors: Budgeting, Online Surveys, Adults, Money Management, Health, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Scores, Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Hypothesis Testing, Tests, Multiple Regression Analysis
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