Relationship Between Financial Well-Being, Self-Esteem and Readiness for Marriage Among Final Year Students in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between financial well-being, self-esteem, and readiness for marriage among final year students in University Putra Malaysia. There were a total of 148 final year students participated in this study where they were choosen by purposive sampling. The data were collected through a set of self-administered questionnaire. Incharge Financial Distress/Financial Well-Being was used to determine financial well-being. Rosernberg Self-Esteem Scale was used to measure self-esteem. Criteria for Marriage Readiness Questionnaire was used to measure readiness for marriage. The finding demonstrated that financial well-being and readiness for marriage was negatively correlated (r = -.187, p = .023) while gender, parents‟ marital status, and self-esteem did not have any correlation with readiness for marriage. Findings of this study suggest that strong financial well-being is important for someone is ready to get married. It is recommended for future research to take account of the other predictive factors for readiness for marriage among emerging adulthoods. Furthermore, future research could be expanded in various universities in Malaysia with increased sample size in order to provide greater generalization and yield a more reliable data.