Analysis of the influence of the antecedents of materialism in adolescents

Janine Silva do Nascimento, Nelsio Rodrigues de Abreu, João Agnaldo do Nascimento


This paper discusses materialism in public adolescents. The main objective was to identify the antecedents that influence materialism level of adolescents in the city of João Pessoa. Questionnaires were applied in public and private schools in that city obtaining 667 valid responses, with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years incomplete. The scales used were Golberg et al. (2003) Youth Materialism Scala and Patrick et al. (2002) Youth Quality of Life Instrument. The materialism of the previous confirmed the hypothesis of the influence of possessions peers. And with respect to age, social class, family relationships and self-esteem, the hypothesis were rejected.

Keywords: materialism, adolescents, antecedents.

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