Does our well-being decrease when we value high materialistic aspirations or when we attain them?
Anna Zawadzka , Małgorzata Niesiobędzka , Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between materialistic and non-materialistic aspirations and well-being (cognitive, emotional, and social well-being). The novelty of this study is that besides examining the relationships between the importance of materialistic and non-materialistic aspirations and well-being, it also tested the relationships between the attainment of materialistic and non-materialistic goals and different aspects of well-being. The findings of the study indicate that both attaching importance to non-materialistic aspirations and their attainment are linked with well-being (emotional, cognitive and social well-being). The relationship between the attainment of materialistic aspirations and well-being is complex; the attainment of financial success fosters well-being (cognitive, emotional and social well-being) and the attainment of popularity inhibits well-being. However, the relationship between the attachment of importance to materialistic aspirations and well-being is insignificant.
|Journal series||Psychologia Społeczna, ISSN 1896-1800, (B 13 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||life aspirations, materialism, subjective well-being, social-well-being|
|License||Other; published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 13.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
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