Age-Related Changes in Materialism in Adults – a Psychological Insecurities Perspective

It has been reported frequently that materialism declines with age during adulthood. The reasons for this however have not yet been studied. In two studies, we find that this effect can be partially explained by age-related changes in self-uncertainty. Implications for theory are discussed.


Christian Martin and Sandor Czellar (2016) ,"Age-Related Changes in Materialism in Adults – a Psychological Insecurities Perspective", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau, Stefano Puntoni, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 748-748.


Christian Martin, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
Sandor Czellar, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016

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