The Impact of Materialism on Feeling Financially Inadequate: an Exploratory Study

Dora Bock, Georgia Southern University, USA
Lindsay Larson, Georgia Southern University, USA
Jackie Eastman, Georgia Southern University, USA
This study suggests that those individuals with higher levels of materialism express higher levels of financial inadequacy. While the relationship between income and financial inadequacy is negative, materialism maintained a significant positive effect on perceptions of financial inadequacy, suggesting that materialistic people may be more likely to feel financially insecure.
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Dora Bock, Lindsay Larson, and Jackie Eastman (2014) ,"The Impact of Materialism on Feeling Financially Inadequate: an Exploratory Study ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 773-773.