New Round of Study Follows Students' Finances, Well-Being

The Norton School's APLUS program is now starting to track students as they graduate and move on with their post-college lives.
Researchers at the University of Arizona will embark this month on a new round of an investigation that is tracking the economic fortunes and health of some 2,000 UA students.
Now two years into a 20-year longitudinal study, Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students, or APLUS, has been following the students through college and now into adulthood, as some of them graduate and move on.
Soyeon Shim, director of the UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Joyce Serido, co-principal investigator of the APLUS study, want to better understand how students form their attitudes and behaviors about personal finance, how their attitudes may have changed over time and how those attitudes contribute to their life success and well-being.

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Released date: 
Oct 7 2010