• Reinhard Furtner University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt
  • Philipp Decker Turkish-German University, Istanbul
  • Anton Aufner University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt
  • Eva Jančíková University of Economics, Bratislava
Keywords: money attitudes, MAS, NEO-FFI, cultural differences


The purpose of this article is to compare Austrian results of the Money Attitude Scale test (MAS) to international MAS results. Starting from a literature analysis of the most relevant existing quantitative study results, country specific money attitude characteristics should be identified. Many quantitative studies measuring money attitudes in different parts of the world are available. A widely spread comparison based on results of diverse countries with (money) cultural differences should provide further insight regarding the structure of existing differences, especially from the Austrian perspective. MAS-results are extracted from the existing quantitative studies and analyzed on base of mean values, standard deviations and calculated effect sizes. Major findings indicate the existence of country specific differences: Whereby Austrian money attitudes in comparison to the US and Hungary (Western countries) as well as India and Ghana seem to be relatively similar, major differences are identified in comparison to the Malaysian and Southern African studies.


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Author Biographies

Reinhard Furtner, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt

BA, MA, MSc (WU), PhD Student, International Joint Cross-Border PhD Program in International Economic Relations and Management, Department of Business Studies, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria

Philipp Decker, Turkish-German University, Istanbul

Mag., PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Turkish-German University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Research interests: European politics, international relations, nationalism

Anton Aufner, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt

Mag., PhD Student, International Joint Cross-Border PhD Program in International Economic Relations and Management, Department of Business Studies, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria

Research interests: vocational education, training, occupational educational projects

Eva Jančíková, University of Economics, Bratislava

Dr.habil., PhD., Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics,

Bratislava, Slovakia.

Research  interests: international relations, trade finance, international finance.


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Furtner, R., Decker, P., Aufner, A., & Jančíková, E. (2022). AUSTRIAN MONEY ATTITUDES IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON: A META ANALYSIS. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (2(33), 7-22.