• Extroverts as Materialists: Correlating Personality Traits, Materialism, and Spending Behavior
    Author:
    Alexis E. Jackson and Jason Scott
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    19 February 2017 9:52 PM |

    The authors investigated the relationship between personality traits and adolescent materialism, as well as how materialism relates to spending habits. Results indicate that extroversion was positively correlated with materialism, and that adolescents' purchases were affected by the purchasing behaviors of their friends or peers. Moreover, materialistic youth were more likely than non-materialistic youth to spend money on themselves when given a hypothetical windfall of $500.

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