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ERIC Number: EJ941902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-3073
Outcomes of On-Line Financial Education for Chronically Ill Rural Women
Haynes, Deborah C.; Haynes, George W.; Weinert, Clarann
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, v22 n1 p3-17 2011
This research was part of a larger longitudinal study of chronically ill rural women to determine if computer technology could be effective in allowing the women to take control of their own well-being, including finances. The current study examined whether chronically ill rural women can effectively use on-line personal finance educational programming, as measured by a financial literacy assessment pretest compared to a post-test assessment consisting of the same questions in the pretest. The women were randomly divided into three groups: (a) an intensive intervention group where participants had an on-line series of lessons on finances, access to experts, and a social support discussion board; (b) an intermediate intervention group where participants had only the on-line lessons; and (c) a control group. Results indicate the intensive and the intermediate intervention strategies are effective compared to the control group in producing a significant increase between pre-test and post-test scores. (Contains 5 tables.)
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. 1500 West Third Avenue Suite 223, Columbus, OH 43212. Tel: 614-485-9650; Fax: 614-485-9621; Web site: http://afcpe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A