Project description

Financial Socialization of Emerging Adults: The Roles of Parents, Work and Personal Values

Project leaderUlrike Sirsch (Universität Wien)
Project partnersMihaela Friedlmeier (Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA); Oana Negru (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Beate Schwarz (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland); Maja Zupančič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Durationsince 2016


Parents play an important role regarding their children’s understanding and skills towards financial matters. This international study was initiated by Mihaela Friedlmeier. The major purpose of the study is to examine predictors for freshmen college students’ financial knowledge and behavior, and how these in turn affect financial well-being and overall life satisfaction.