This article examines the differences in fiscal conservatism between students enrolled in a college of business and those enrolled as nonbusiness majors. Fiscal conservatism is examined using two constructs: fiscal ideology (a) at a macro level and (b) at a micro level, students' ability to monitor and regulate their personal consumer spending self-control. Further, the authors investigate whether a gender gap exists in regards to these constructs and examine potential ideological and personal spending differences between juniors and seniors to assess the impact a business education might have on these attitudes.
The impact of a business education on fiscal conservatismFaculty Publications
Date IssuedJanuary 2015
Date AvailableNovember 2015
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation InformationNoel, N.M., Trocchia, P., & Luckett, M. (2015). The impact of a business education on fiscal conservatism. Journal of Education for Business, 90(6), 306-131. doi: 10.1080/08832323.2015.1046359