Factors Contributing To Financial Literacy Level Among Youth


  • Hazlaili Binti Hashim Faculty of Business, Multimedia University
  • Andy Lim Yee Chee Faculty of Business, Multimedia University
  • Yeo Sook Fern Faculty of Business, Multimedia University
  • Anushia Chelvarayan Faculty of Business, Multimedia University
  • Khairol Nizat Bin Lajis Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Multimedia University




Financial Literacy, Knowledge, Behaviour, Attitude, Youth


The number of bankruptcy cases registered from 2017 to April 2021, according to the Malaysian Insolvency Department, is 58,065. Bankruptcy cases involving people under the age of 34 accounted for 24.28 percent of all filings. The inability to pay personal loans, instalment purchases, and credit card debt led to the majority of bankruptcy cases. This is alarming because it suggests that young Malaysians are still unaware of their financial situation. As a result, the goal of this research is to investigate the level of financial literacy among youth, as well as the relationship between financial knowledge, financial behaviour, financial attitude, and familial influences on financial literacy. A non-probability convenience sampling method was used to gather information from 181 respondents. The findings of the study show that financial knowledge (p=0.000), financial behaviour (p=0.000), and family influence (p=0.000) are significantly associated with financial literacy, the dependent variable in this study, with the exception of financial attitude (p=0.418). The sample size is among the limitation of this study which it does not represent the population of youth in Malaysia. The conclusions of this study have significant consequences for a variety of stakeholders, including university students, universities, students' parents, government, and future researchers. The factors that influence financial literacy among youth were investigated in this study, and several significant factors were revealed. This will also add to the supports of the agenda in the National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2019 to 2023.




How to Cite

Binti Hashim, H. ., Yee Chee, A. L. ., Sook Fern, Y. ., Chelvarayan, A. ., & Lajis, K. N. B. . (2021). Factors Contributing To Financial Literacy Level Among Youth. RSF Conference Series: Business, Management and Social Sciences, 1(1), 30–35. https://doi.org/10.31098/bmss.v1i1.251