Impact of Behavioral Factors in Making Investment Decisions and Performance: Study on Investors of National Stock Exchange

  •  Sarika Keswani    
  •  Vippa Dhingra    
  •  Bharti Wadhwa    


Market anomalies and irrational behavior caused investors changes in the stock market, and this has led to an investigation into the impact of various behavioral biases and factors affecting decision-making for individual investors. The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of the four factors, heuristic, prospect, market, herding on decisions of investors at NSE. Data are collected from the questionnaire on the basis of a likert scale. To determine the reliability of the questionnaire, the Cronbach alpha factor, which was 0.728, was used. EFA and multiple regression tests have been applied. Cronbach-alpha was used to check the interal consistency of the element. Cronbach alpha emphasized to each factor: Heuristic, Prospect, Market, Herding, Investment performance and Investors decisions that consistency at an acceptable level. The result of the analysis is that the four variables have greatly influenced the investment decision and return on investment. All behavioral variables have a significant impact on the decision-making process of investors, which led to the acceptance of all assumptions regarding the level of influence of behavioral factors in decision making for individual investors.

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