The purpose of the paper is to examine whether students attending state universities and Jesuit universities possess different levels of love of money and materialism. Students attending marketing classes at two universities in the same region of the U.S. (one state and one Jesuit) were asked to complete a survey containing instruments to measure their love of money and their materialism. The results suggest business students attending a Jesuit university have lesser love of money than those attending a state university, but higher materialistic envy.
Burns, David J. and Gupta, Pola B.
"The Meaning of Money and Possessions: A Cross-University Comparison,"
Atlantic Marketing Journal:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/amj/vol3/iss1/7