Why Is Materialism Bad For Marriage? Testing Pathways Linking Materialism to Divorce

Materialism correlates with (decreased) well-being and (poor) social functioning. Materialists may have tenuous marriages, but why materialism might erode marriage is unclear and understudied. We explore three pathways linking materialism to divorce intentions: financial management, relationship investment, conflict coping styles. Mediators include: poor consumer credit, low relationship investment, hostile coping.



Citation:

Jill Sundie, James Burroughs, and Daniel Beal (2012) ,"Why Is Materialism Bad For Marriage? Testing Pathways Linking Materialism to Divorce ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 70-75.

Authors

Jill Sundie, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA
James Burroughs, University of Virginia, USA
Daniel Beal, Rice University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40 | 2012



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