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ERIC Number: EJ725647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Adult Materialism/Postmaterialism and Later Mental Health: The Role of Self-Efficacy
Flouri, Eirini
Social Indicators Research, v73 n1 p1 Aug 2005
This study used data from the British National Child Development Study (NCDS) to examine the relationship between materialism/postmaterialism and later mental health. Materialism/postmaterialism was assessed (using Inglehart's 4-item index) at age 33 and mental health (measured by the GHQ-12) was assessed at age 42. It was found that after controlling for socio-economic status at birth, father and mother involvement in early childhood, parental family structure throughout childhood, psychological maladjustment in adolescence, educational attainment and contemporaneous factors (labour force participation, self-reported physical health, belonging to a religion, and being partnered) materialism was negatively related to ill mental health in men. The relationship between materialism and later mental health became insignificant, however, once self-efficacy was entered in the model, suggesting that materialism was positively associated with self-efficacy which was positively related to mental health. Postmaterialism was insignificantly related to mental health in both men and women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom