MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TRAITS OF COLLEGE TEACHERS ON THEIR BIASES IN FINANCIAL DECISIONS
The study concentrated on the relationship between intelligence, personality and biases in financial decisions. Among the Intelligence theories, multiple intelligence, which consists of nine types of intelligences, has been taken for study. From different Personality theories, big five personality theories have taken. The descriptive research design was used for analysis with samples from college teachers in Kerala. Multiple intelligence inventory, personality inventory and biases scales were used for data collection. Canonical correlation technique used to study relationship as intelligence has nine and personality has five dimensions. The study results indicate only Extroversion and Verbal intelligence only varies according to gender, and Openness only differs among different age groups. Biases are studied using multiple regression and simple linear regression techniques. Personality traits and intelligence have a significant influence on biases in financial decisions. The study concluded that cognitive and behavioural factors are affected in biases in the financial decisions.
Multiple intelligences, Personality traits, Biases in Financial decision, College Teachers, Kerala.