Financial literacy, and stock market participation


Results of the study indicated that investment intention predicts actual investments in the stock market (which represented behaviour). Financial literacy – both subjective and objective – were also found to be significant influencers on intention while only objective financial literacy seemed to affect behaviour. Three variables – perception of regulator, risk avoidance, and hassle factor – were combined to form a second-order construct which was named “Attitude to Investment Behaviour”. This had a negative impact on intention to invest in the equity markets. Financial well-being seemed to have a negative impact on intention while having a positive relationship with behaviour.

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