Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being

2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium

AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16
Schedule Subject to Change

Title: Peer Financial Evaluation and Depression Among College Students
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
One-third of college students experience depressive symptoms (ACHA, 2013). The purpose of this study was to explore how students' perception of how they compare to their peers financially contributes the likelihood of depressive symptoms. Results indicate the having a high sense of mastery, high financial satisfaction, and having a spending plan are associated with a decreased likelihood of depressive tendencies. Having difficulty paying bills, being in financial crisis, and grade level are associated with an increased likelihood of reporting depressive tendencies. Some of the more direct measures of peer comparison were not associated with depressive tendencies as expected.
Session Slides: 115588-2-47068.pdf 

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