Feeling Bad By Wanting More Or Wanting More By Feeling Bad: The Materialism - Well-Being Cycle

Using longitudinal survey data (2013-2015) we show that materialism and well-being influence each other over time. Importantly, acquisition as the pursuit of happiness is the only materialism dimension that negatively influences well-being. The materialism dimensions acquisition centrality and possession-defined success had positive effects on well-being.



Citation:

Esther Doriette Tamara Jaspers and Rik Pieters (2018) ,"Feeling Bad By Wanting More Or Wanting More By Feeling Bad: The Materialism - Well-Being Cycle", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 612-613.

Authors

Esther Doriette Tamara Jaspers, Massey University
Rik Pieters, Tilburg University, The Netherlands



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018



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