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Financial literacy in the COVID-19 pandemic: pressure conditions in Indonesia


  • Anik Yuesti

    (Mahasaraswati University of Denpasar, Indonesia)

  • Ni Wayan Rustiarini

    (Mahasaraswati University of Denpasar, Indonesia)

  • Ni Nyoman Ayu Suryandari

    (Mahasaraswati University of Denpasar, Indonesia)


The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease 2019) has become a worldwide disaster. This pandemic not only affected the world economy but also the family economy. Good financial literacy will help individuals avoid financial problems, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial literacy can facilitate individuals to manage their income well even in demanding situations. This study aims to analyse how financial literacy helps in the depression condition of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study takes a sample of 396 household heads. This study uses partial least square (PLS) analysis to analyse the data. Results show that all financial attitudes, behaviour and literacy variables positively affect financial literacy and wellbeing. The implication of this research is that financial literacy, which is reflected by financial attitudes and behaviour plays a key role in public financial welfare.

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  • Anik Yuesti & Ni Wayan Rustiarini & Ni Nyoman Ayu Suryandari, 2020. "Financial literacy in the COVID-19 pandemic: pressure conditions in Indonesia," Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, VsI Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, vol. 8(1), pages 884-898, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ssi:jouesi:v:8:y:2020:i:1:p:884-898
    DOI: 10.9770/jesi.2020.8.1(59)

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    financial literacy; financial attitude; financial behaviour; financial wellbeing; a case study;
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    • G41 - Financial Economics - - Behavioral Finance - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making in Financial Markets


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