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ERIC Number: EJ991174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Financial Knowledge and Aptitudes: Impacts on College Students' Financial Well-Being
Chan, S. Fiona; Chau, Albert Wai-Lap; Chan, Kim Yin-Kwan
College Student Journal, v46 n1 p114-132 Mar 2012
The study examines relationship between college students' money-related aptitudes, financial management practices and financial well-being. By integrating Kidwell, Brinberg and Turrisi's model of money management (2003) and other research on financial well-being, we surveyed 802 university students in Hong Kong. Our findings confirm the hypothesis that students' tendency to engage in healthy financial management practices are related to attitudes toward debt, dysfunctional impulsivity, perceived behavioral control, financial knowledge, and employment. Students, who practice good financial management, tend to incur less debt and show better financial well-being. In conclusion, Kidwell et al's model provides a theoretical framework for administrators and educators to consider when designing programs to prepare new students for the challenges of university life. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong