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dc.contributor.authorBerti, Anna Emilia
dc.contributor.authorAjello, Anna Maria
dc.contributor.authorAprea, Carmela
dc.contributor.authorCastelli, Ilaria
dc.contributor.authorLombardi, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.authorMarchetti, Antonella
dc.contributor.authorMassaro, Davide
dc.contributor.authorSappa, Viviana
dc.contributor.authorValle, Annalisa
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, Financial Literacy (FL) and interventions aimed at improving it, that is Financial Education (FE), have been the focus of increased attention from economists, governments, and international organizations such as the world Bank and OECD, but much less by scholars in the fields of Learning and Instruction. We examined open-ended written answers on the causes of the economic crisis that started in 2007-2008, as given by 381 Italian secondary school and university students, and 268 Swiss Italian-speaking secondary school students. Most Italian students mentioned internal political causes (i.e., corrupt politicians or inefficiency of the government), whereas Swiss students mentioned banks more often. International factors were rarely mentioned by either group, and explanations were generally very poor, listing a few causes without making connections between them. These findings indicate the need for economics education aimed at making people more knowledgeable of the workings of the economic system and the effects of financial systems on the real economy.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEurope’s Journal of Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Multidisciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFinancial Literacyen_US
dc.subject.keywordslay explanationsen_US
dc.titleAdolescents' and young adults' naive understandings of the economic crisisen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBerti, AE; Ajello, AM; Aprea, C; Castelli, I; Lombardi, E; Marchetti, A; Massaro, D; Sappa, V; Valle, A, Adolescents' and young adults' naive understandings of the economic crisis, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 2017, 13 (1), pp. 143-161en_US
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gro.griffith.authorSappa, Viviana

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