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Correlational findings

Study Kasser & Ahuvia (2002): study SG 2000

Public:
Business students, Singapore, 2000
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 92
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Total materialism
Our Classification
Remarks
The three measures( Aspiration Index, Ger and Belk's, and Richins and Dawson's measures) each tap some element of an extrinsic, materialistic value orientation, as a higher-order factor analysis of the three scores yielded one factor (Eigenvalue 1.82) accounting for 60.7% of the variance. All three materialism variables loaded above 0.70 on this factor. Using scores from each of the three scales, it is computed a summary Materialism score by standardizing and then averaging scores from the Aspiration Index, Ger and Belk's, and Richins and Dawson's measures.
Operationalization
A: 57-item Aspiration Index( Kasser& Ryan, 2001)
B: 21-item Materialism Scale (Ger &Belk,1996)
C: 18-item Materialism Scale (Richins& Dawson,1992)
Computation:A+B+C

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-u-sq-n-101-a r = -.24 p < .05 A-TH-cw-mq-th%-101-a r = -.15 ns A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-ab r = +.22 p < .05