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K-State Today

May 31, 2017



K-State employees needed for money habits, attitudes and financial well-being study

By Kristy Archuleta

Are you interested in being entered to win one of 10 $50 gift cards? A Personal Financial Planning Program research team is studying tools to help people improve their financial well-being.

K-State employees are needed to participate in a project to learn about how Money Habitudes, an online game-like activity, can be used to identify an individual's money habits and attitudes, and improve personal finances.

All participants will take an initial online survey. Some participants will be randomly selected to play the Money Habitudes game. Two months later, all participates will complete a final survey. The study will measure employee productivity, financial stress and anxiety, marital satisfaction, financial knowledge and financial behaviors. All individual responses will be kept confidential, with survey results only being reported in aggregate form to the research team.

Are you a K-State employee? If yes, simply take the online survey. Please complete the initial survey within seven days.

The following are some FAQs about the project:

What will participation involve?

• Complete two surveys — once now and once two months later.

• After 1-2 weeks, participants will be randomly selected to play the Money Habitudes game-like activity online, which takes about 15 minutes.

• Your individual results will be kept confidential.

What are the benefits to participating?

• Play for free! If randomly selected, use the online version of Money Habitudes, a $14.99 value.

• Money Habitudes gives you instant insights about your financial habits and attitudes. Plus, you'll get an individualized personality report that helps explain your spending and saving habits.

• Complete all steps in the research study, and be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of 10 $50 gift cards. 

If you have any questions, please contact Derek Lawson at drlawson@k-state.edu or Kristy Archuleta at kristy@k-state.edu. This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and received approval No. 8290.