Relationship between Financial Literacy and Its Component: A Research on Working Women

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Nur Najihah Binti Ashaari
Zahayu Binti Md. Yusof


Developing countries, such as Malaysia, are in need of working women to help to improve the country's economy. Thus, it is of immense need for our economy to take into consideration the fact that where and how working women are spending or investing their funds. For appropriate utilization of funds, working women need to be financially literate. Financial literacy is the convergence of financial, credit and debt management and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions. This paper is conducted to assess the correlation between financial literacy and its component namely financial education, financial attitude, financial behavior and financial knowledge. Data processing of this study using a Pearson correlation coefficient and the sample size of 35 respondents which is working women in Universiti Utara Malaysia. A part from Pearson correlation coefficient, include descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages as a methid of data analysis employed in this study. The data are quantitatively analyzed through statistical software namely, Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 25.0. The result indicates that financial literacy does not have a significant relationship with financial knowledge. However financial education, financial attitude and financial behavior together have a significant relationship with financial literacy.

Financial literacy, working women, correlation

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Ashaari, N. N., & Yusof, Z. B. (2019). Relationship between Financial Literacy and Its Component: A Research on Working Women. Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 5(2), 1-6.
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