The Impact of Materialism on Feeling Financially Inadequate
This study suggests that those individuals with higher levels of materialism express higher levels of financial inadequacy. While the relationship between income and financial inadequacy is negative, materialism maintained a significant positive effect on perceptions of financial inadequacy, suggesting that materialistic people may be more likely to feel financially insecure.
Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference (ACR)
Bock, Dora E., Lindsay R.L. Larson, Jacqueline K. Eastman.
"The Impact of Materialism on Feeling Financially Inadequate."
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