The effect of financial literacy towards financial inclusion through financial training

  • Amram Rohi Bire Politeknik Negeri Kupang, NTT, Indonesia
  • Heni Matelda Sauw Politeknik Negeri Kupang, NTT, Indonesia
  • - Maria Politeknik Negeri Kupang, NTT, Indonesia
Keywords: enterprises, finance, inclusive, literacy, MSMEs

Abstract

The current study aimed to describe the influence of financial literacy on financial inclusion that mediated by financial training. It focused on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Respondents in the study were 54 respondents that were taken from 119 MSMEs in Kupang city, Indonesia. The analysis applied path analysis technique. It was to determine the direct or indirect relationship with SPSS Version 20. Analysis results have shown that financial literacy has got a direct and significant impact on financial inclusion. Its contribution to financial training is 33%. In the other side, the contribution of financial literacy towards inclusion is 32%.  Furthermore, financial training has mediated the relationship between financial literacy and financial inclusion. The presentation is 11%. This phenomenon shows that in the future, it is necessary to increase the frequency of financial training for MSMEs actors in Kupang city, Indonesia. The training has to be conducted to increase financial inclusion in understanding the knowledge of the financial product. Since the current study only examined financial literacy, financial inclusion, and financial training, it is suggested that the future researches may examine other aspects such as transparency, accountability, and quality of financial statements.

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Published
2019-04-27
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Bire, A. R., Sauw, H. M., & Maria, -. (2019). The effect of financial literacy towards financial inclusion through financial training. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(1), 186-192. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijssh.v3n1.280
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