Material Values, Valued Possessions, and Their Use: A Study of Schoolchildren Age Nine to Fifteen
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper reports a study of material values, other values, and possessions in young consumers. As in adults, according to definition, material values in schoolchildren are associated with valuing more, and more expensive things. High- materialism children also value publicly consumed and status-oriented things more than low-materialism children. However, in contrast to adults, high-materialism children do not value things associated with other people (e.g., photos) less than low-materialism children. In all, they value interpersonal relations as much, or more, than low-materialism children. In fact, many possessions high-materialism children value more can be used in interpersonal relations, and are perhaps therefore valued.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Children, adults, material values, possessions
Research subject Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77463OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-77463DiVA: diva2:532832
Nordic Academy of Management (NFF) 2007