Type of Thesis
Leaf Van Boven
Daniel C. L. Jones
Propensity to plan is an important predictor of the success of financial decision making. Individual differences in propensity to plan reflect differences in goal setting and goal striving behaviors. The current study measures individual differences in personality, culture, motivational characteristics, and thought patterns to further understanding of propensity to plan. Survey data was collected from 1299 American participants representing a “general population” sample. The results of multiple regression analysis suggest that individuals who are higher in openness, locomotion, individualism, and attention to the future are likely to display a high propensity to plan. Previous research on propensity to plan has focused on predicting outcomes, the current study’s focus in on predicting propensity to plan.
Baca, Monique, "Cultural, Motivational, and Attentional Considerations in Predicting Propensity to Plan" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1282.