Handbook of Research on Behavioral Finance and Investment Strategies: Decision Making in the Financial Industry
Editor: Zeynep Copur
Contributing co-authors: 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.
Copur, Zeynep; Ruiz-Menjivar, Jorge; Heo, Wookjae; and Grable, John E., "Handbook of Research on Behavioral Finance and Investment Strategies: Decision Making in the Financial Industry" (2015). Consumer Science Faculty Books. 1.