The influence of materialism on well-being among Thai adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Mattaneeya Chotima
dc.contributor.author Blauw, Jon
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-30T02:24:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-30T02:24:18Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract This investigation attempted to examine the influence of materialism on well-being, mediated by gratitude, anxiety, and depression among Thai adolescents. Operationally, well-being encompassed the factors of academic performance, social integration, and life satisfaction. Data were collected from 1,200 university students in the Bangkok area. A self-administered survey questionnaire in Thai was employed for data collection. The questionnaire consisted of the following: a researcher-constructed set of questions to elicit demographic information, the Material Values Scale (MVS) to measure materialism, the Gratitude Questionnaire-6 (GQ-6) to measure gratitude, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) to measure anxiety, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) to measure depression, the Engaged Living in Youth Scale (ELYS) to measure social integration, and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) to measure life satisfaction. The findings of Study 1 revealed that the Thai versions of the GQ-6 and the ELYS are psychometrically sound and, therefore, reliable and valid for use with Thai participants. Study 2 demonstrated the indirect negative influence of materialism on well-being, being mediated by gratitude, anxiety, and depression, nonsignificant correlation between materialism and gratitude, direct negative influence of materialism on well-being, and identified the full-direct model as the model that best explains the interrelationships among the core variables. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation Scholar: Au Graduate School of Education Journal 8, 1 (2016), 141-158 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1906-6406
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/18002
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Digital Production Press, Assumption University en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Materialism en_US
dc.subject Gratitude en_US
dc.subject Anxiety en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Thai adolescents en_US
dc.subject Self-determination theory en_US
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- AU Graduate School of Education Journal
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- AU Graduate School of Education Journal -- 2016
dc.title The influence of materialism on well-being among Thai adolescents en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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