Frederick F. Wherry, John Grable, and Wookjae Heo
Wookjae Heo and John Grable are contributing authors, "Korean Immigration." pp 1007-1008, and "Koreatown." pp. 1008-1011.
Book description: Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society.
Handbook of Research on Behavioral Finance and Investment Strategies: Decision Making in the Financial Industry
Zeynep Copur, Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, Wookjae Heo, and John E. Grable
Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, Wookjae Heo, and John Grable are contributing co-authors, "The Effects of Situational and Dispositional Factors on the Change in Financial Risk Tolerance." pp. 201-220. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7484-4.ch012
Utilizing the lens of Heider's (1958) attribution theory and Grable and Joo's (2004) conceptual framework, this chapter studies the effect of situational and dispositional attributions on changes in financial risk tolerance. Situational factors are assessed through changes in household situation and changes in macroeconomic factors. For dispositional factors, changes upon sensation seeking attitudes are explored. The data employed in this research come from the 1993, 1994, and 2006 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 5,449). Results from structural equation modeling indicate that changes in internal attributions have a significant and positive effect (coefficient = 0.12, p <0.01) on the change in risk tolerance, as is true for changes in external attributions where a significant effect is seen (coefficient = 0.30, p <0.01). Thus, the findings from this study support the conceptual framework premised on Heider's attribution theory and Grable and Joo's (2004) conceptual model.
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