Title

Beliefs about One’s Own Death, Personal Insecurity, and Materialism

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2006

Abstract

The present research examined the relationship between beliefs about one’s own death and materialism. Correlational analyses revealed that concerns about one’s own death and personal insecurity were positively related to each other and with materialism. Moreover, structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed that personal insecurity partially mediated the relationship between concerns about one’s own death and materialism. We discuss the implications of personal insecurity as an antecedent of materialism and the importance of including it as a potential mediator in future investigations of materialism. We also illuminate potential counseling implications of our findings.

Journal

Personality and Individual Differences

Journal ISSN

0191-8869

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

441

Last Page

451

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.paid.2005.09.017