Super Behaviour: A Note on Young Australian Adults’ Engagement with their Superannuation Accounts

Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 58-69, 2016

14 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2017

See all articles by Malcolm Edward Anderson

Malcolm Edward Anderson

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Education; Australian Institute of Archaeology

Martin Clark

University of Melbourne, Law School, Students

Ian Ramsay

Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne

Chander Shekhar

University of Melbourne; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: January 24, 2017

Abstract

The authors examine the behaviour and attitudes towards superannuation of 25-34 year old Australians. The results of the survey suggest they are generally uninterested in their superannuation accounts. They seldom read the information provided by their funds, rarely change their fund, and a majority of them do not make voluntary contributions. Overall the results suggest significant lack of interest in, and engagement and concern with issues related to their retirement planning.

Keywords: superannuation, attitudes, retirement planning

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Malcolm Edward and Clark, Martin and Ramsay, Ian and Shekhar, Chander, Super Behaviour: A Note on Young Australian Adults’ Engagement with their Superannuation Accounts (January 24, 2017). Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 58-69, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2905465

Malcolm Edward Anderson

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Education ( email )

Alice Hoy Building
Victoria 3010
Australia

Australian Institute of Archaeology ( email )

Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

Martin Clark

University of Melbourne, Law School, Students ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria
Australia

Ian Ramsay (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 5332 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/ian-ramsay

Chander Shekhar

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

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