Beliefs about One’s Own Death, Personal Insecurity, and Materialism
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.
Personality and Individual Differences
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Christopher, A. N., Drummond, K., Jones, J. R., Marek, P., & Therriault, K. M. (2006). Beliefs about one’s own death, personal insecurity, and materialism. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(3), 441-451. doi:DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.09.017