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Sustaining retirees’ financial well-being: the Nigerian experience

Benard Alkali Soepding (Department of Accounting, University of Jos Faculty of Management Sciences, Jos, Nigeria and Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Makerere University Business School , Kampala, Uganda)
John C. Munene (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Makerere University Business School , Kampala, Uganda)
Ernest Abaho (Department of Entrepreneurship, Makerere University Business School , Kampala, Uganda)

International Journal of Ethics and Systems

ISSN: 2514-9369

Article publication date: 8 February 2021

Issue publication date: 3 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to review the relationship between financial self-efficacy, financial attitude and financial well-being from an individual perspective. Individual decision-making concerning finance is influenced by a number of factors; hence, it becomes pertinent to explore these factors. Financial well-being is an emerging field in finance that has drawn the attention of researchers and it explains individual perception on his/her ability to meet current and future financial obligations.

Design/methodology/approach

To achieve the research objectives, the study used cross-sectional research design and data were collected from retirees in the north-central Nigeria. Statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 23 was used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics, correlations and regression analyses were generated to explain the relationship between financial self-efficacy, financial attitude and financial well-being of retirees in Nigeria.

Findings

The results revealed significant relationship between financial self-efficacy, financial attitude and financial well-being of retirees. Furthermore, the results also indicated that educational qualification has significant effects on the financial well-being of retirees in Nigeria.

Research limitations/implications

The study used cross-sectional design, hence, leaving out longitudinal study. Future research using longitudinal data that explore behaviors of retirees over time could be suitable. In addition, only quantitative data were used to measure constructs under study and use of qualitative data were ignored. Further studies using qualitative data are possible.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first attempt to examine the relationship between financial self-efficacy, financial attitude and financial well-being of the retirees in a developing country situation. These factors are missing in finance literature in promoting financial well-being, especially in Nigeria.

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Citation

Soepding, B.A., Munene, J.C. and Abaho, E. (2021), "Sustaining retirees’ financial well-being: the Nigerian experience", International Journal of Ethics and Systems, Vol. 37 No. 2, pp. 318-340. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOES-07-2020-0118

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