Financial planning curriculum for teens: Impact evaluation

Sharon M. Danes, Catherine Huddleston-Casas, Laurie Boyce

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of a high school financial planning curriculum on the financial knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy of 4, 107 teens nationally. Statistically significant changes were found in financial knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy both immediately after studying the curriculum and three months after completing the curriculum. About half the teens had gains in knowledge, a third had gains in behavior, and 40% increased their confidence in managing their money.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-39
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Financial Counseling and Planning
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Financial curriculum
  • Financial literacy
  • Program evaluation
  • Teen finances

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