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Daniela Burnworth (Committee Member), Kathleen Malloy (Committee Chair), Julie Williams (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


This dissertation will explore the connection between emotional well-being, financial literacy and self-efficacy. Specifically, it will delve into a gendered exploration of money, using Bandura's concept of self-efficacy as applied to financial matters. The connection between a client's financial situation and his or her clinical issues will be discussed, as will current practices related to discussing financial matters in clinical practice. Additionally, this dissertation will explore how psychologists frequently do not address the connection between a client's financial well-being and his or her clinical issues. Best practice guidelines will be offered to fill this gap. Finally, suggestions for future research regarding financial literacy and self-efficacy will be discussed as related to race, class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and the male experience of financial literacy.

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Department or Program

School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons