Volume 22, 2011
Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting
Karen Paul, Abdul Beydoun
A Stakeholder Approach to Investor Preference
The Significance of Demographic and Psychological Factors
This study tests the relationship between demographic and psychological variables, particularly positive psychology, and investor preferences. Of the
demographics variables, only gender was related to investor preferences, with women expressing a longer time horizon than men. However, the positive psychology variables of hope and novelty orientation were strongly related to risk tolerance, time horizon, and estate intentions.