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Key determinants in building financial capability among middle schoolers with a school-based financial literacy education program

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dc.contributor.advisor Rivera, Jolan
dc.contributor.author Bolanos, Antoinette B.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T13:47:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T13:47:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/2344
dc.description.abstract Rising in importance at various life stages, financial literacy and welfare-enhancing financial behaviors are crucial life-skills for youth to develop in their early teens. Financial capabilities could be built in schools to keep pace with today’s fast-changing and complex financial marketplace. Their financial decisions will influence their future economic well-being. This study examined the relative effectiveness of variations of a co-curricular financial literacy education program offered to eight graders of a Middle School in New England. Mixed methods were utilized first, to determine differences in program effects at improving the students’ financial literacy and changing their financial attitudes and behaviors; and second, to uncover the determinants of the outcomes in building the students’ financial capability. There were differences found in degrees of improvements in financial knowledge and financial attitudes between each one and another variant of the program. Intervening variables, including influences of the family and peers, having a job and access to money, were also found to affect the financial outcomes. (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.other education en_US
dc.subject.other primary schools en_US
dc.subject.other financial literacy en_US
dc.title Key determinants in building financial capability among middle schoolers with a school-based financial literacy education program en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fenton, Marilyn
dc.contributor.committeeMember Paddack, Megan
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Bolanos, A.B. (2012). Key determinants in building financial capability among middle schoolers with a school-based financial literacy education program. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.description.school School of Business en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Bolanos, Antoinette B.


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