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The financial health and the usage of financial technology among young adults


Anthony, Mervin and Sabri, Mohamad Fazli and Magli, Amira Shazana and Abdul Rahim, Husniyah and Burhan@Jaohari, Nik Ahmad Sufian and Othman, Mohd. Amim and Abdullah, Haslinda (2021) The financial health and the usage of financial technology among young adults. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (19). 44 - 67. ISSN 2222-6990


Financial health of young adults (18-29 years old) could be best achieved with the usage of financial technology (fintech) applications. Troubled by the high cost of living, the effects of Covid-19 pandemic, the jobless rate among young adults, and the years of lockdowns and masks young adults in Malaysia’s financial health has become more perilous. This study aims to understand the financial health of young adults and the usage of financial technology. Rapid developments of fintech in Malaysia are expected to contribute to improvement of young adult’s financial health. This paper uses a dataset collected through smart partnership with Malaysian Youth Council and the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Multi-stage random sampling was used to sample a total of 651 respondents in which the data collected was analysed descriptively and inferentially using SPSS. Descriptive analysis was conducted in order to summarize the empirical analysis results with numerical representation. This study found a single young adult requiring RM871 for their monthly expenses and married young adult requiring RM3161 per month. A total of one third of respondents had sufficient income for basic needs only. In terms of financial technology, only 2.6% of respondents do not use fintech applications. One implication for policy makers is to ensure that young adults are made aware of methods they could undertake to improve their financial health through the usage of financial technology.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i19/11716
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Financial health; Young adults; Financial technology
Depositing User: Ms. Che Wa Zakaria
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 07:28
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 07:28
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/95441
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