Keywords

financial behavior, measurement, psychometrics

Abstract

Although research on financial management behavior is common, few financial management behavior scales exist that are simultaneously multi-dimensional, psychometrically validated, and validated using nationally representative data. Using data from a nationally representative sample of adults, this study developed and examined the psychometric properties of a new scale of financial management behaviors. The Financial Management Behavior Scale (FMBS) displayed adequate reliability (alpha = .81). The FMBS was highly associated with other measures of financial management behaviors and was predictive of participants’ actual levels of savings and consumer debt. These findings suggest that the full FMBS is a reliable and valid measure of financial management behaviors, though the subscales need refinement.

Original Publication Citation

Dew, J. P.,& Xiao, J. J. (2011). The Financial Management Behavior Scale: Development and validation. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 22 (1), 19–35.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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