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It is necessary to further explore the relationship between materialism and susceptibility to peer influence using an experimental methodological design in order to better understand the causal relationship between these two variables. Richins, M.
Fine feathers make fine birds: Fournier and Richins 1991 describe materialists as "continual information gatherers," who study catalogs and magazines, shop actively and observe what others have. The Social Psychology of Material Possessions: Empirical support for this hypothesis can be drawn from a study by Lipscomb 1988 , which found that older children were more inclined to mention consumer products or possessions in their free speech than younger children.
From this viewpoint of materialism as an individual difference variable, it can be argued that the perception of others should be more strongly influenced by possessions for people high in materialism than for those low in materialism. Social Identity and Intergroup Relations. Belk, Russell W. Nilson, L B. A Review," Journal of Marketing Research, 8, 409-418. This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences.
Thus, they are also more likely to show patterns of conspicuous consumption and compulsive consumption Fournier and Richins, 1991. The point I would like to emphasise is that not only cars, but possessions generally, can function as material symbols of identity.
Children are considered an important and influential target market, whose consumer roles have become more profound, in terms of both responsibility and diversity.
PsychoSocial Development. Association for Consumer Research, 352-356. Gender and social-material position in society. Children are often responsible for purchasing and influencing many of the products purchased, not only for themselves, but also for the household, such as grocery products and cleaning supplies.
Thus, such a dominant representations approach suggests that adolescents from different socia-economic backgrounds may therefore form essentially similar impressions by drawing on a societally shared frame of reference about what individuals from affluent or less affluent backgrounds are like. Likewise, in order to understand different people's motivations or reasons for owning certain products and that the public and private meanings associated with products may vary, a person must have the ability to take on another's perspective.
The paom of impressions remains virtually unaltered even when materialistic values are taken into account see adjusted means in Figure 2 [This finding is further corroborated by the non-significant findings of a MANOVA which included high vs. Developed by aleksey cherfas. Meanings of material possessions as reflections of identity: What is the function of these ancient rituals?
The Economic Mind. Materialism has also been discussed in the literature as being a value, and individuals vary in regards to the level at which they subscribe to the value Richins and Dawson, 1992; Fournier and Richins, 1991. Although there were no hypotheses relating to gender proposed in this study, the data support previous gender research findings in that male respondents, having a mean score of 14.