After the 2008 global economic crisis, country governments cast financial literacy an important role because of the socio economic results that the individuals with enormous debts and generally with inadequate retirement plans face. Because of this reason, it is considered to be valuable to measure the financial literacy level of every socio economic status in order to be able to form prevention sets. Anadolu University Open and Distance Education System is the first institution in Turkey that offers higher education through contemporary distance education model. In 1982, the Faculty of Open Education of Anadolu University was officially appointed by the Higher Education Council as the institution responsible for offering continuous and open education. Today around 1.4 million students are enrolled to the programs offered by Anadolu University Open Education system in Turkey. Anadolu University also offers a second university opportunity to the people with a university degree. Therefore the student body of Anadolu University Open Education system is very diversed and dynamic. There are students from almost every age group starting from eighteen and going towards late sixties. In this study the financial literacy survey created by OECD is adapted and a survey in Turkish is given to a sample of students from Open Education System of Anadolu University.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016)

  • Date of Conference: 14-17 November 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2016.0062
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-76-6
  • Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK