The Effects of Financial Literacy on the Financial Performance of Small-Scale Enterprise. (The Case of Makola Market)

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.SE.19.02.Art020

Authors : Godfred Yeboah


This study sought to evaluate the Effects of Financial Literacy on the financial Performance of small-scale Enterprises. Financial. The findings of this study would benefit the government and other stakeholders in knowing whether the gains of the financial literacy training can outweigh the costs of undertaking the training. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. The target population for this study is all the small-scale enterprises at the makola market which was 6034 traders. The target sample was 100 and since this is a descriptive study, Simple random sampling is more appropriate as it gives all items in a population an equal chance of being selected. Primary data was gathered by use of structured questionnaires which was both open and close-ended questions. Data gathered from the questionnaires was analyzed quantitatively using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) computer software. SPSS generated both descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics including the mean and standard deviation was used to capture the characteristics of the variables under study. Inferential statistics was used to analyze the relationship of the independent variable and the dependent variables. The study established that there was positive correlation between the dependent variable (financial performance) and the Independent Variables (financial literacy). Financial literacy also affected the savings and behavior of small-scale enterprise owners at makola market while savings behavior and attitude do not have effect on financial performance which means that the performance of traders at makola market is not determined by their savings behavior.


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