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

dc.contributor.advisorRivera, Jolan
dc.contributor.authorBolanos, Antoinette B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFenton, Marilyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPaddack, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T13:47:57Z
dc.date.available2012-10-15T13:47:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.description.abstractRising 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
dc.description.bibliographicCitationBolanos, 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.eduen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.description.schoolSchool of Businessen_US
dc.digSpecsPDF/A-1ben_US
dc.format.extent5558007 bytesen_US
dc.format.mediaTypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/2344
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
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dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderBolanos, Antoinette B.
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development)en_US
dc.subject.othereducationen_US
dc.subject.otherprimary schoolsen_US
dc.subject.otherfinancial literacyen_US
dc.titleKey determinants in building financial capability among middle schoolers with a school-based financial literacy education programen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
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