The Influence Factors of Young People in Making Investment Decisions

  • Farah Nadirah Abdul Manan
  • Siti Hafsha Albasri
  • Nurul Shahariza Abu Hassan
  • Siti Fatimah Muhamad Nor


The purpose of this study is to study the influence factors of young people in making investment decisions. Qualitative methods by collecting previous literature review are used to find out the factors that influences young people’s investment decisions. This study provides empirical evidence that there are four factors that influences investment decisions among young people. The first one is knowledge, second is confidence level, third is risk behaviour and last is return promises. This article explores about investment among young people, their risk behaviour and confidence level.   The articles begin by outlining about young people and investment, risk and return and confidence and knowledge level. Other factors based on previous findings that influence investment decisions also included. The article then discusses the challenge and constraint in investment industry. The final section discusses the effect of investment industry towards economic performance. And finally, the article ends with conclusion parts.


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How to Cite
ABDUL MANAN, Farah Nadirah et al. The Influence Factors of Young People in Making Investment Decisions. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 140-145, mar. 2023. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 10 june 2023.