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Individual differences in children's materialism: the role of peer relations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17989212     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Associations between materialism and peer relations are likely to exist in elementary school children but have not been studied previously. The first two studies introduce a new Perceived Peer Group Pressures (PPGP) Scale suitable for this age group, demonstrating that perceived pressure regarding peer culture (norms for behavioral, attitudinal, and material characteristics) can be reliably measured and that it is connected to children's responses to hypothetical peer pressure vignettes. Studies 3 and 4 evaluate the main theoretical model of associations between peer relations and materialism. Study 3 supports the hypothesis that peer rejection is related to higher perceived peer culture pressure, which in turn is associated with greater materialism. Study 4 confirms that the endorsement of social motives for materialism mediates the relationship between perceived peer pressure and materialism.
Robin Banerjee; Helga Dittmar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-11-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality & social psychology bulletin     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0146-1672     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-28     Completed Date:  2008-03-13     Revised Date:  2011-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809042     Medline TA:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Great Britain
Interpersonal Relations*
Models, Psychological
Peer Group*
Personal Satisfaction
Quality of Life / psychology
Rejection (Psychology)
Social Conformity*

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