Effects of Childhood Socioeconomic Status on Product Retention and Disposal Behavior in Adulthood

We demonstrate that childhood socioeconomic status (SES) has a lasting effect on consumer decision making related to product retention and disposal. Controlling for current SES, high childhood SES predicts less negative emotion during disposal and greater frequency of disposal, while low childhood SES predicts greater desire to retain products.



Citation:

Lisa Park and Rebecca Hamilton (2020) ,"Effects of Childhood Socioeconomic Status on Product Retention and Disposal Behavior in Adulthood", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1144-1149.

Authors

Lisa Park, Georgetown University, USA
Rebecca Hamilton, Georgetown University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48 | 2020



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