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Building financial literacy and retirement savings engagement by developing a financial education program for the workplace

The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a financial literacy education program to be delivered in the workplace that will increase financial literacy, engagement with retirement savings and overall financial well being. This aim has five components:

  1. Develop a financial education program to be delivered within employee training;
  2. Design the financial education program to integrate finance information and desired behaviour change;
  3. Evaluate the program’s impact with respect to participant financial knowledge, engagement, behaviour change, and financial wellbeing;
  4. Investigate the relationship amongst financial literacy, retirement planning engagement and financial wellbeing; and,
  5. Incorporate pedagogical principles in the education program informed by research in cognitive psychology.

Researchers

The University of Western Australia, Associate Professor Paul Gerrans
Professor Craig Speelman

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