The Moderating Effects of Dividend Policy on the Impact of Financial Disclosure Towards Corporate Value: A Study of Listed Jordanian Industrial Firms

Yousef Shahwan


This study is primarily designed to examine the moderating effects of dividend policy on the impact of financial statement disclosure towards the corporate value of the Jordanian industrial companies listed in Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). In this study, the unit of analysis consist of 61 industrial firms, which is equivalent to 63% of the total number of Jordanian listed industries in ASE as at 2011. Therefore, secondary data was used, in which the data was collected from the annual financial reports disclosed by the selected industrial firms covering the period of 13 years from 2005 to 2017. Analysis was made through SPSS version 21 and SmartPLS version 3. Accordingly, findings of this study revealed that the total direct effects between the variables were positively significant at p-value < 0.001 whereas, the moderating effects of dividend policy was proved to be insignificant at p-value > 0.05. Moreover, the total contribution of the exogenous variables in the prediction of endogenous variable is 85%. Based on the findings, it is recommended that, Jordanian listed industrial firms should consider a full disclosure of their financial transaction since accountability and transparency attracts potential investors and creditors alike to pick interest in doing business with utmost financial security. It is recommended that the listed industrial firms of Jordanian should be given a maximum consideration to the indicators used in this study since the indicators were perfects to measure the variables under study for a better management decisions.

Keywords: Dividend policy, Financial Disclosure, Corporate Value, Management Decisions

DOI: 10.7176/RJFA/10-6-13

Publication date:March 31st 2019


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