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The Effect of Financial Literacy on Personal Investment Decisions amongst Medical Practitioners in Sri Lanka

S. H. M. L. Walakumbura

Abstract: Financial literacy is very essential for any individual in order to efficient and effective decisions regarding their personal investments. Based on that scenario, this study examines the impact of financial literacy on personal investment decisions amongst medical practitioners in Sri Lanka. Personal investment decision has been considered as the dependent variable while financial knowledge, financial skills and financial attitude has been considered as the proxies for the independent variable. Deductive approach has been employed using primary data which is obtained from 205 respondents throughout the country. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as multiple linear regression have been used for the analysis purpose. The results suggested that there is a significant impact between the financial knowledge and financial skills on investment decision while the financial attitude does not have a significant impact on the investment decision. The empirical findings of this study are helpful for any individual who is willing to take effective investment decisions, academics, policy makers and all other related interested parties.
Keywords: Personal Investment / investment decision / Financial literacy / financial skills / financial knowledge / Lanka / Sri / attitude

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