A Social Network Analysis of Adolescent Social Standing, Sharing and Acquisition Materialism, and Happiness

Elodie Gentina, Université de Lille, France
LJ Shrum, HEC Paris, France
Tina Lowrey, HEC Paris, France
A social network analysis with 984 adolescents in France investigated the relationship between social standing, materialism as acquisition or sharing, and life satisfaction. Results indicate that centrality of social standing is positively related to sharing materialism but not to acquisition materialism, and that the former is positively related to life satisfaction.
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Elodie Gentina, LJ Shrum, and Tina Lowrey (2015) ,"A Social Network Analysis of Adolescent Social Standing, Sharing and Acquisition Materialism, and Happiness", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 186-190.