publication . Article . 2014

Development of Materialism in Adolescence: The Longitudinal Role of Life Satisfaction Among Chinese Youths

Lisbeth Ku;
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  • Published: 16 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The present research tests the longitudinal role of life satisfaction on materialism among Chinese adolescents, and provides empirical evidence to support the theorisation that materialism develops as compensation for dissatisfaction with life. Study 1 establishes that the negative relationship between life satisfaction and materialism is present and similar among the younger (N = 516; M = 12.94 years) and the older adolescents (N = 531; M = 16.57 years). A two-wave survey (Study 2) finds no longitudinal effect of materialism on life satisfaction, but life satisfaction has a negative lagged effect on materialism among the younger adolescents (N = 123; M = 13.81 ...
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free text keywords: materialism, adolescence, life satisfaction, Chinese, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Empirical evidence, Developmental psychology, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Human geography, Negative relationship, Social psychology, Psychology, Quality of Life Research
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publication . Article . 2014

Development of Materialism in Adolescence: The Longitudinal Role of Life Satisfaction Among Chinese Youths

Lisbeth Ku;