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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 2280-2284
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2280.2284  
“Personal Financial Literacy among High School Students in Raub Pahang, Malaysia”
Mohd Samsuri Ghazali , Ilyani Azer , Siti Aishah Mohamad , Nur Afizah Muhamad Arifin and Azmi Mat
 
Abstract: Topics on personal finance literacy are still considered minimal in Malaysia. If there are surveys on them done by researchers the majority of the studies focused on residents as a whole and did not directly address the youngsters. This study aimed to verify Malaysian student’s level of personal financial literacy and focused on investigating the effects of gender, ethnicity, age and bank account ownership on a student’s financial knowledge. In addition, this study also aimed to analyze the relationship between the student’s educational background and personal financial literacy. This study utilized the descriptive analysis, independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA analysis in order to achieve the research objective. It was found that the high school students were not financial literate and the findings were consistent with several academic works conducted on the topic globally. The results were alarming and a sign for the government to undertake drastic action in increasing the literacy of high school student’s personal financial knowledge.
 
How to cite this article:
Mohd Samsuri Ghazali, Ilyani Azer, Siti Aishah Mohamad, Nur Afizah Muhamad Arifin and Azmi Mat, 2017. “Personal Financial Literacy among High School Students in Raub Pahang, Malaysia”. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 2280-2284.
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2280.2284
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2017.2280.2284