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Exploring Factors Influencing Financial Planning After Retirement: Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Md. Abdul Jalil1, Dzuljastri Abdul Razak1 and S.M. Ferdous Azam1
  • 1 Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

The study explores the critical factors that influence financial planning after retirement among Malaysians, an area which has somewhat been largely overlooked by the extant literature. The study has used a quantitative method to survey a sample of 170 Malaysian citizens, from various places in the Klang Valley area. Exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to analyze the data. The results suggest that the paths are interrelated to the casual processes significantly. Furthermore, individual’s income or monthly salary is found to be the most important factor influencing financial planning, followed by attitude and culture. The results are mainly favourable to academics and practitioners in Malaysia by contributing an understanding into critical factors that influence people to make financial plan before their retirement. The study provides implications of the findings in the concluding section.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 3, 2013, 270-279

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.270.279

Submitted On: 14 July 2012 Published On: 20 March 2013

How to Cite: Jalil, M. A., Razak, D. A. & Azam, S. F. (2013). Exploring Factors Influencing Financial Planning After Retirement: Structural Equation Modeling Approach. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(3), 270-279. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.270.279

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Keywords

  • Financial Planning
  • Income
  • Culture
  • Attitude
  • Individual Perception