Materialism and social comparison among adolescents

Kara Chan1, Gerard Prendergast1
1Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Cite this article:  Chan, K., & Prendergast, G. (2007). Materialism and social comparison among adolescents. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 35, 213-228.

Volume 35 Issue 2 | e1567 | Published: March 2007 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2007.35.2.213

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Materialism and social comparison are important issues, especially in a Chinese context, and especially amongst adolescents. In this paper a theoretical model of the endorsement of materialistic values and social comparison by adolescents was proposed and tested. A survey of secondary school students in Hong Kong revealed normative peer influence and peer communication were positive predictors of social comparison with friends. In addition, motivation for advertisement viewing was a positive predictor of social comparison with media figures. Social comparison with friends and with media figures were both positive predictors of materialism. The implications are discussed, with recommendations for further research.

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