COVID-19, Profitability, and Dividend Policy: A Robustness Test for Mediation Model using Covariance-Based SEM

Authors

  • Powell Gian Hartono STIE Jakarta International College
  • Georgina Maria Tinungki Hasanuddin University
  • Kiandra Putri Susanto STIE Jakarta International College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52238/ideb.v4i1.106

Keywords:

Profitability, Dividend Policy, COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, Real Estate, Property, Building Construction

Abstract

This study aims to test the mediating effect of profitability on the COVID-19 pandemic crisis toward dividend policy in Indonesia. The study was conducted between 2014 and 2020, with samples selected from real estate, property, and construction companies using a purposive sampling technique with pre-determined criteria. Furthermore, covariance-based structural equation modeling was used as the statistical analysis tool to test causality, and a robustness test was conducted on two empirical model approaches. The results showed that the COVID-19 pandemic crisis had a positive effect on profitability, which in turn had a positive effect on dividend policy. In the mediation test, the crisis positively affected dividend policy significantly mediated by profitability. This shows that real estate, property, and construction companies in Indonesia tend to reduce dividend levels during the crisis. Therefore, the management needs to pay attention to the mediating effect of profitability to determine dividend policy during a problem optimally. Investors also need to consider the mediating effect of profitability to obtain optimal returns in the form of dividends, specifically for real estate, property, and construction companies.

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Author Biographies

Powell Gian Hartono, STIE Jakarta International College

Faculty Member at Department of Management, STIE Jakarta International College, Indonesia

Georgina Maria Tinungki, Hasanuddin University

Associate Professor at Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Kiandra Putri Susanto, STIE Jakarta International College

Faculty Member at Department of Management, STIE Jakarta International College, Indonesia

Published

2023-02-24

How to Cite

Hartono, P. G., Tinungki, G. M., & Susanto, K. P. (2023). COVID-19, Profitability, and Dividend Policy: A Robustness Test for Mediation Model using Covariance-Based SEM. International Journal of Digital Entrepreneurship and Business, 4(1), 1 - 13. https://doi.org/10.52238/ideb.v4i1.106

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