Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Accounting; Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law
Kimberly Goodwin, Ph.D.
Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law
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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Floyd, Emma, "Measuring Financial Literacy: A comparative study across two collegiate groups" (2015). Honors Theses. 314.