Pathway to Financial Well-being: A review on the role of psychological factors


  • Mohd Samsuri Ghazali Universiti Teknology Mara Shah Alam
  • Sharifah Faigah Syed Alwi Universiti Teknology Mara Shah Alam
  • Nurul Nadia Abdul Aziz Universiti Teknologi Mara Cawangan Pahang
  • Siti Fahazarina Hazudin Universiti Teknologi Mara Cawangan Pahang



Financial well-being, Financial behavior, Psychological Factors,


This paper aimed to complete a rigorous, systematic exploration of the literature investigating the effects of psychological factors on the financial well-being in Malaysia context. We identified 13 papers that report empirical evidence on the effect of psychological factors on the financial well-being in Malaysia context. The findings conclude that the studies in financial well-being are focusing on four groups of respondents namely college student, young employees, singles mothers and Muslim individual and the eleven types of psychological variables are identified. This assemblage of reviewed research papers will be useful for the academia and government to cultivate understanding on the psychological rumblings of an individual and leading to greater financial well-being, hence uplifting the quality of life of affected parties.

Keywords: Financial well-being; Financial behaviour; Psychological Factors;

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How to Cite

Ghazali, M. S., Syed Alwi, S. F., Abdul Aziz, N. N., & Hazudin, S. F. (2020). Pathway to Financial Well-being: A review on the role of psychological factors. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 55-61.



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