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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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HERRERA A, MARÍA G; ESTRADA G, CLAUDIA A  and  DENEGRI C, MARIANELA. Economic literacy, consumer behavior, attitude towards debt and its relation to Psychological Well Being in public employees of the city of Punta Arenas. Magallania [online]. 2011, vol.39, n.1, pp.83-92. ISSN 0718-2244.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442011000100005.

The aim of this study is the association between economics variables and well-being in public employee from Punta Arenas city. Scales were developed and adapted by Chilean researcher. There were used to measure economic literacy, consumptions practices, attitude towards indebtedness and well-being. One hundred voluntaries participated in across-correlacional study. The results indicate that in terms of economic literacy level the sample has a similar median than others chilean’ studies and this variable has association only with the subjective aspect of well-being. The consumptions practices are well known despite the high level of indebtedness. A correlation was observed between austere attitude and happiness. The results are discussed in relation with their contribution to the development of preventive programs for psychosocial intervention.

Keywords : economic literacy; consumption practices; psychological wellbeing.

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