A comparative study on value of money among university students in China and Hong Kong : a facet approach

Oi Ling SIU, Tat Wing LEUNG

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    The purposes of the paper were to establish a structure of value of money by a facet approach; to compare the value of money among undergraduates in Hong Kong and China; and to test if there were any gender differences in value of money in the two places. Data were collected from 74 (male = 25, female = 49) undergraduates from two universities in Hong Kong, and 64 (male = 25, female = 39) undergraduates from one university in China. A mapping sentence was constructed to make up a 19-item questionnaire for measuring facets of value of money. The results obtained from Smallest Space Analysis-I (SSA-I) revealed two facets of money: modality and symbolic meaning. A series of t-tests revealed that there were statistically significant differences of value of money between Hong Kong and Chinese students: Hong Kong students scored higher in the symbolic meaning of "money desire" and 'indicator for success/failure" than Chinese students. Further, there were more male students perceived money as "power" and "indicator for success/failure" than female students in both places.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-20
    Number of pages20
    JournalEducation Journal = 教育學報
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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    A comparative study on value of money among university students in China and Hong Kong : a facet approach. / SIU, Oi Ling; LEUNG, Tat Wing.

    In: Education Journal = 教育學報, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1999, p. 1-20.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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