Mood and Investment Decision-Making: An Experimental Study

Ardianto

Abstract

Investment decision-making involves strategic decisions that have a long-term impact and that can affect a significant amount of funds. Investment decision-making also involves risk. The aim of this experimental study is to determine whether the moods of prospective investors have an effect on their decision making. Using final-semester students who have taken the financial statement analysis course as the subjects, this study determines whether any changes in decisions occur in conjunction with the transformation of the subject’s mood. Several previous studies have studied the influence of financial report framing on investment decisions. In contrast to previous research, however, this study pays more attention to the subjects who make the decisions. The results of this study show that, in a business situation with the same prospects, an investor with a positive mood will have the desire to make larger investments, compared to an investor who is in a negative mood. In this way, it can be proven that mood is related to investment decisions. This study also shows that gender (masculine vs. feminine) does not have a moderating effect on the relationship between mood and investment decision.

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Ardianto. (2018). Mood and Investment Decision-Making: An Experimental Study.In Proceedings of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium 2018 on Special Session for Indonesian Study - Volume 1: JCAE Symposium, ISBN 978-989-758-339-1, pages 627-631. DOI: 10.5220/0007019006270631


in Bibtex Style

@conference{jcae symposium18,
author={Ardianto},
title={Mood and Investment Decision-Making: An Experimental Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium 2018 on Special Session for Indonesian Study - Volume 1: JCAE Symposium,},
year={2018},
pages={627-631},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007019006270631},
isbn={978-989-758-339-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium 2018 on Special Session for Indonesian Study - Volume 1: JCAE Symposium,
TI - Mood and Investment Decision-Making: An Experimental Study
SN - 978-989-758-339-1
AU - Ardianto.
PY - 2018
SP - 627
EP - 631
DO - 10.5220/0007019006270631