Consumption Behavior Among Undergraduates

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A survey was conducted in 2007 to examine the overall consumption behavior among undergraduates in the Malaysian public universities and compared the differences in consumption behavior between students in higher income and lower income states. The test results indicated that students in higher income states allocated significantly higher expenditures on total, academic, cost-of-living, food, lodgings and other expenditures than students in the lower income state, whereas students in the lower income state spent higher amounts on clothing, telecommunication and non-academic traveling than did the students in the higher income state. The OLS regression analysis showed that, holding other factors constant, students in higher-income state not only spent significantly more for total cost-of-living expenditures but also for food and lodging expenditures.

Keywords: University Students, Expenditures, Consumption Behavior
Stream: Economics and Management
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Consumption Behavior among Undergraduates in Malaysian Public Universities

Dr. Siti Alida Abdullah

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Kedah, Malaysia

Dr. Fatimah Wati Ibrahim

Affiliation not supplied

Ref: I08P0144