Josef Polák – College of Regional Development and Banking Institute – AMBIS, Department of Economics and Management, Lindnerova 575/1, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Zuzana Kozubíková – University of Žilina, Faculty of Managements and Informatics, Dpt. of Macro and Microeconomics, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
Aleš Kozubík – University of Žilina, Faculty of Managements and Informatics, Dpt. of Mathematical Methods and Operations Research, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
Abstract: Financial literacy affects numerous economic decisions of people on a daily basis, as well as the strategic financial management of corporations. In several previous studies, the authors confirmed a significant difference in the level of financial literacy between full-time and combined students. Based on these results, they hypothesized that practical experience has a positive effect on the level of financial literacy, but this needed to be verified. Therefore, a new survey was conducted with an extended version of the questionnaire with questions specifically related to the practical use of financial products and services. Students of economics who have access to education that supports the growth of financial literacy were interviewed. However, the distribution of the examined groups was not determined by age, a form of study and other common aspects, but the divider was in form of the experience gained, which provided a unique approach using an adequate statistical set of respondents. The results from primary research showed differences in knowledge and the way of solving tasks in the monitored groups of respondents. Using statistical analysis methods and hypothesis tests, the authors’ hypothesis was confirmed and it was shown that students using a wider range of services performed better. It provides usable interdisciplinary outputs for HRM, applied psychology, pedagogy and financial management. The level of financial literacy was tested by the personal finance index which is an innovative metric that analyses knowledge from the eight functional areas of financial literacy. Given that the research sample was drawn from a group of people studying financial management and entrepreneurship subjects, it was also confirmed that theoretical knowledge alone is not sufficient to significantly enhance financial literacy. Thus, the irreplaceability of practical experience for enhancing the level of financial literacy was demonstrated.
8th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2022 – Selected Papers: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Online-Virtual (Prague, Czech Republic), May 26, 2022
ERAZ Selected Papers published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia
ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; AMBIS University, Prague – Czech Republic; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia
ERAZ Conference 2022 Selected Papers: ISBN 978-86-80194-61-5, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.S.P.2022
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