Bibliometric analysis of studies in financial education and sustainability




Financial education; Bibliometric Analysis; Sustainability Perspective.


Given the increasing financialization of human life, people need to be increasingly able to manage money as a resource. Personal finance management transcends economic issues and can be discussed from the sustainability perspective in three pillars. The field of research in financial education and sustainability is remarkably recent, bringing the need to analyze the research trajectory in the area. This research is a bibliometric analysis, supported by the software VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer, and explored the course of studies in financial education and sustainability in terms of productivity by year, authors, periodicals, institutions, notable works, and words key. The main results found were that since 2011 there had been an exponential growth in publications in the area, with the United States being the country that contributed most to the field. The main research titles are related to the didactics of financial education, and the themes are more related to the social and economic spheres of sustainability. Even when composing one of the search filters in the portfolio, sustainability is still an incipient aspect when working in financial education, especially in the environmental sphere. All of this brings the need to understand the relationship between personal finance management and sustainability fully.

Author Biographies

Kettrin Farias Bem Maracajá, Federal University of Campina Grande

PhD em Recursos Naturais pela Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG) 

Pós-Doutorado em Turismo pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

Coordenadora da Pós Graduação em Administração (PPGA)

Professora da Pós Graduação em Administração (PPGA) e da  Unidade Acadêmica de Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, UFCG.

Professora da Pós-Graduação em Engenharia e Gestão de Recursos Naturais (PPGEGRN), UFCG.

Líder do grupo de pesquisa Turismo, Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade (Geats).

Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus Central.

Petruska de Araújo Machado, Federal University of Campina Grande

Ph. D. Em Administração plea UFPB. Professora colaboradora do mestrado em administração da UFCG.


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How to Cite

COUTO, R. F.; MARACAJÁ, K. F. B.; MACHADO, P. de A. Bibliometric analysis of studies in financial education and sustainability. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 10, p. e395111033014, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i10.33014. Disponível em: Acesso em: 2 oct. 2022.



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