Economic Education

The meaning of (in)formal learning opportunities of adolescents’ financial literacy

Primary target of the dissertation project is to examine the influence of formal, non-formal and informal learning settings on financial literacy of general education tenth grade students. A mixed method design was used as a research concept. Results of the qualitative pilot study (N=124) and of the main survey (N=530) exist.

During the evaluation a number of informal learning processes were identified as predictors of financial literacy. They have a much bigger influence on financial literacy than non-formal and formal learning opportunities.

Thesis Committee

Adviser: Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber (University of Goettingen)

Co-Adviser: Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann (University of Goettingen)

Co-Adviser: Prof. Dr. Stephan Schumann (University of Konstanz)