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Title: Understanding risk appetite and tolerance : the Turkish case
Authors: Woods, Joseph John
Seychell, Sharon
Özen, Ercan
Spiteri, Jonathan
Suban, Robert
Grima, Simon
Keywords: Economics -- Psychological aspects
Financial risk management
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Turkey
Investments -- Psychological aspects
Risk management
Issue Date: 2019-04
Publisher: Educart Publishing House
Citation: Woods, J. J., Seychell, S., Ozen, E., Spiteri, J., Suban, R., & Grima, S. (2019, April). Understanding risk appetite and tolerance : the Turkish case. III Congress of International Applied Social Sciences, Turkey. 28-32.
Abstract: Most of the traditional economic theories used to explain investor behaviour assume full investor rationality but, experience proves otherwise : The aim of the study is to find out whether in Turkey investment decisions vary according to differences in gender. Method: The survey is administered among a random sample of 1,648 respondents from Turkey. It is found that on average men exhibit a higher level of risk appetite and tolerance than women, thus suggesting a clear gender divide in terms of investment behaviour.
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