Social character of materialism

  • Chatterjee A
  • Hunt J
  • Kernan J
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Scores for 170 undergraduates on Richins and Dawson's Materialism scale were correlated with scores on Kassarjian's Social Preference Scale, designed to measure individuals' character structure. A correlation of .26 between materialism and other-directed social character suggested that an externally oriented reference system guides materialists' perceptions, judgments, acquisitions, and possessions.

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  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Character
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Inventory: statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Values
  • Students
  • Students: psychology

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  • ISSN: 0033-2941
  • PUI: 31506996
  • SGR: 0034202327
  • PMID: 10932571
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0034202327


  • Anindya Chatterjee

  • James M. Hunt

  • Jerome B. Kernan

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