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ERIC Number: EJ1161821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Financial Stress, Coping Strategy, and Academic Achievement of College Students
Britt, Sonya L.; Mendiola, Melanie R.; Schink, Gregory H.; Tibbetts, Racquel H.; Jones, Scott H.
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, v27 n2 p172-183 2016
The impact of financial stress on college students can range from psychological distress to adverse academic outcomes. The purpose of this study was to identify how resources and perceptions alter the amount of financial stress felt by college students and how this relates to academic achievement. Results from 2,236 Midwestern college students indicate that financial and life stressors, higher subjective financial knowledge, fewer financial resources, negative perceptions, and lower mastery are associated with higher financial stress. Financial stress was not associated with academic achievement, but financial stressors, objective financial knowledge, and financial resources were highly related to financial stress. Increasing available financial resources to students, in addition to providing opportunities to increase financial knowledge for students, would likely be associated with decreased stress and better academic achievement.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Money Management, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Well Being, Costs, Paying for College, Expenditures, Student Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Income, Debt (Financial)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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