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Role of financial risk attitude and financial behavior as mediators in financial satisfaction: Empirical evidence from India

Kumar Saurabh (School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Allahabad, India)
Tanuj Nandan (School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Allahabad, India)

South Asian Journal of Business Studies

ISSN: 2398-628X

Article publication date: 28 June 2018

Issue publication date: 5 July 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between financial knowledge, socialization and financial satisfaction with financial risk attitude and financial behavior as a mediator after demonetization and introduction of GST.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample consisted responses of 286 individuals from the city of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India and making financial decisions for the household for at least last two years. The data were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis and mediation regression analysis.

Findings

All sub-scales used to measure constructs had satisfactory reliabilities and internal consistencies. It was found that financial risk attitude and financial behavior both mediate the relationship between financial socialization and financial satisfaction as well as between financial knowledge and financial satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

This research is based upon survey method and voluntary participation. Hence one can question generalization of findings to larger samples. Moreover, the study is limited to a restricted geographical region which could affect the generalization of findings.

Practical implications

Results provide insights into the antecedents of financial satisfaction of individuals from tier II city of India. Financial planners may utilize this study for enhancement of financial satisfaction of their clients and hence retention of the same.

Originality/value

A majority of researchers use survey without evaluation validity of instruments in the selected context and sample. This research contributed to the literature and practice by testing validation of constructs of financial satisfaction in India.

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Citation

Saurabh, K. and Nandan, T. (2018), "Role of financial risk attitude and financial behavior as mediators in financial satisfaction: Empirical evidence from India", South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-07-2017-0088

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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