Author

Emma Floyd

Date of Award

5-2015

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

Accounting; Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law

First Advisor

Kimberly Goodwin, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law

Abstract

This study analyzed the financial literacy of students in the College of Business versus that of students in other colleges at the University of Southern Mississippi. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between demographic characteristics, financial literacy, and financial experience. The financial literacy of the students was assessed using a selection of questions from the Jump$tart Coalition Survey of Personal Financial Literacy. The financial literacy of the students was determined based upon the number of questions answered correctly on the survey; however, there was no passing or failing number. Instead, each demographic group was said to be more or less financially literate than the others. The results from the survey were analyzed using two ordered logistics regression formulas.

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