The Learning Effectiveness of the Innovative Model of Integrating Financial Education into a College Career Planning Course

  •  Huiling Peng    
  •  Zheng-Jien Zhang    


This study examines the effectiveness of an innovative model of integrating financial education into a career planning course at the college level. A total of 104 freshman students (48 in the day division and 56 in the evening division) were sampled. Based on the analysis of the “College Students Financial Planning Survey Questionnaire” revealed that: 90% of the daytime students and 97% of the evening students agreed on the importance of financial education and financial planning in career planning; daytime and evening students share common perspectives on the importance of financial planning in career planning: to realize their dreams, they need to have an adequate financial foundation to support their daily living expenses, and then to plan their financial management well for future retirement security. There are several items of college students’ financial planning status varies between the different education programs. According to the analysis of various score results from the “Career Planning Course Learning Satisfaction Questionnaire”, there was no significant difference across academic systems in the analysis of satisfaction with the integration of financial education into a career planning course; the three most important overall satisfaction analyses all indicate a high level of satisfaction, including: the overall teaching content, the overall content design of financial education, and the benefit of integrating financial education into the career planning courses for personal career planning. Finally, this study offers some specific suggestions for integrating college financial education into a career planning course.

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