THE DEFAULT IN ISLAMIC PEER TO PEER LENDING: AN APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL STRAIN THEORY

  • Dety Nurfadilah Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen IPMI, Indonesia
  • Dida Nurhaida Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia
  • Sudarmawan Samidi Komite Nasional, Ekonomi, dan Keuangan Syariah and Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen IPMI, Indonesia

Abstract

While the Islamic peer to peer (P2P) lending is useful especially during the present Covid-19 Pandemic, its default risk remains high. In this study, we apply the extended general strain theory to investigate borrowers’ default intention on the Islamic P2P lending during the pandemic period. Using the SEM-PLS method to analyse data gathered from a survey, we find economic pressure and socialization difficulty to be significant in increasing negative affects (life dissatisfaction, perceived unfairness, and inferiority feeling) and hence indirectly affecting the willingness to repay. Further, we find that socialization difficulty does not seem to have direct influences on default intention. Finally, moral norms appear to be a significant moderating factor in the framework. These should contribute to a better scoring system of the Islamic P2P lending.

Published
2022-05-31
How to Cite
Nurfadilah, D., Nurhaida, D., & Samidi, S. (2022). THE DEFAULT IN ISLAMIC PEER TO PEER LENDING: AN APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL STRAIN THEORY. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.21098/jimf.v8i2.1432
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