Capital Structure on Dividend Policy: Is There Any Relationship?

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  • Samuel Tabot Enow Research Associate, The IIE VEGA School, South Africa.



Capital structure, dividend policy, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Chi-square test


Dividend pay-out policies often emanate from complex financial decisions and corporate managers do not consider dividend policies in isolation. However, some studies have indicated that capital structure significantly affects dividend pay-out and should be managed properly as it accounts for variations in dividends. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between capital structure and dividend pay-out. This study made use of a Kolmogorov-Smirnov and a Chi-square test. These tests are more reliable in investigating the variations and dependency between variables and are a leap from the models used in the prior literature. Using the R-square values of six published articles, the results revealed that capital structure cannot be used to explain variations in dividend pay-out as suggested by some authors. The implications of this study are that academic journals should scrutinise journal manuscripts where there are suggestions that there is a relationship between capital structure and dividend policy


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Enow, S. T. (2023). Capital Structure on Dividend Policy: Is There Any Relationship?. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 13(3), 141–144.