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ERIC Number: EJ917237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Improving Financial Awareness among College Students: Assessment of a Financial Management Project
Palmer, Lance; Bliss, Donna L.; Goetz, Joseph W.; Moorman, Diann
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p659-676 Sep 2010
The effect of a financial management intervention on college students' financial behavior was examined. The intervention strategy, a form of expenditure tracking, focused on consciousness-raising and was implemented among 170 undergraduate students. Qualitative analysis of participants' self-reflection papers revealed that awareness of spending behaviors increased universally among participants. Increased awareness of spending behavior, combined with other processes of change from the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, resulted in a significant proportion of students modifying spending behaviors to more closely conform to personal values. Participants consistently reported the importance of spending management tools. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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