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Examining the role of family and social factors on Islamic financial literacy: evidence from Indonesia

Rita Rahayu (Department of Accounting, Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia)
Syahril Ali (Department of Accounting, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia)
Raudhatul Hidayah (Department of Accounting, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia)
Amalda Aulia (Department of Accounting, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 17 June 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the determinant factors of Islamic financial literacy (IFL) of the Z generation in Indonesia. As the role of family and social influence play an important role in shaping a person’s character, behavior and understanding, especially for the young generation in Indonesia, so this study proposed communication pattern in the family, financial socialization in family and social influence along with religiosity and sociodemographic factors as determinant factors of the IFL in Indonesia.

Design/methodology/approach

This study applied survey method with online questionnaire. There are 978 respondents from various provinces in Indonesia who were participated in this study. Then, data were analyzed by using Structural Equation Model.

Findings

Based on data analysis, this study found that communication pattern in the family, social influence, religiosity and sociodemographic factors have a significant influence on the IFL. Meanwhile, financial socialization in the family has no significant influence on IFL.

Practical implications

The results can be useful for Indonesian government especially in making decision and policy to encourage the increase in IFL in Indonesia.

Originality/value

This study has a theoretical contribution in providing comprehensive framework regarding the relationship between IFL and its underlying factors such as individual factors, family and social factors. In addition, this study also focused on the IFL of generation Z − an aspect that has been overlooked in previous studies.

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Citation

Rahayu, R., Ali, S., Hidayah, R. and Aulia, A. (2024), "Examining the role of family and social factors on Islamic financial literacy: evidence from Indonesia", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-07-2023-0213

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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