Social Influence and Saving Behavior among Micro and Small Enterprise Owners in Kampala, Uganda: A Moderated Mediation Model of Financial Literacy and Self-Control

Eva MPAATA, Ernest SAINA, Naomi KOSKEI

Abstract


This research uses cross-sectional data from 430 micro and small enterprise owners in Kampala, Uganda, to examine the indirect effect of financial literacy on the relationship between social influence and savings behavior. In addition, the study examines the moderating effect of self-control on the relationship between financial literacy and savings behavior, in addition to its moderating role in the relationship between social influence and saving behavior. Finally, it studies the moderating effect of self on the indirect effect of financial literacy on the relationship between social influence and saving behavior. The study is motivated by social cognitive and social capital theories. For the analysis of data, Process Macro is used. Results show that social influence significantly predicts savings behavior, and financial literacy partially mediates by this relationship. Furthermore, self-control moderates the relationship between social influence and savings behavior and also the relationship between financial literacy and savings behavior. Lastly, self-control has a conditional impact on the indirect relationship between social influence and savings actions through financial literacy. Such results add new knowledge to literature and theory.


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Social influence, financial literacy saving behavior, moderated mediation

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