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ERIC Number: EJ1161820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-3073
A Study of Interest and Perception of the Financial Planning Profession Among Finance Undergraduate Students
Chen, Leon; Severns, Roger
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, v27 n1 p130-140 2016
We conducted an annual survey of undergraduate students taking finance courses over the past 5 years (2009-2014). Our results showed that although more than 70% of students considered the financial planning profession to some extent, the percentage of students who had seriously considered it declined over time, despite the increasing number of new hires in the area. Our regression models showed that students with a higher level of related experience were more likely to show increased interest over time and that male students were less likely to change their minds regarding their decisions to become a financial planner. These results suggest that academic programs need to form stronger partnerships with the industry and to facilitate better communications with female students regarding the profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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