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The Psychology of Quality of LifeMaterial Wellbeing

The Psychology of Quality of Life: Material Wellbeing [In this chapter I discuss the research on material (economic) wellbeing. There are several popular definitions of material wellbeing in quality-of-life studies. These include evaluation of one’s financial situation; evaluation of one’s standard of living; feelings of financial security; objective indicators of economic wellbeing; consumers’ feelings about major goods and services; satisfaction with acquisition of goods; satisfaction with specific categories obtained goods and services purchased in the local area; and satisfaction with acquisition, preparation, possession, consumption, maintenance, and disposal of material goods. I then describe the evidence linking material wellbeing with subjective aspects of quality of life. There are several theories explaining how material wellbeing influences the subjective aspects of quality of life, namely bottom-up spillover, top-down spillover, self-determination, and cognitive association. Lastly, I describe the research on the predictors (personal and contextual factors) of material wellbeing.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Psychology of Quality of LifeMaterial Wellbeing

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 83)

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-71887-9
Pages
437 –452
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71888-6_19
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In this chapter I discuss the research on material (economic) wellbeing. There are several popular definitions of material wellbeing in quality-of-life studies. These include evaluation of one’s financial situation; evaluation of one’s standard of living; feelings of financial security; objective indicators of economic wellbeing; consumers’ feelings about major goods and services; satisfaction with acquisition of goods; satisfaction with specific categories obtained goods and services purchased in the local area; and satisfaction with acquisition, preparation, possession, consumption, maintenance, and disposal of material goods. I then describe the evidence linking material wellbeing with subjective aspects of quality of life. There are several theories explaining how material wellbeing influences the subjective aspects of quality of life, namely bottom-up spillover, top-down spillover, self-determination, and cognitive association. Lastly, I describe the research on the predictors (personal and contextual factors) of material wellbeing.]

Published: Jun 10, 2021

Keywords: Happiness; Subjective wellbeing; Positive mental health; Material wellbeing; Financial situation; Standard of living; Financial security; Economic wellbeing; Consumers; Goods and services; Satisfaction; Acquisition of goods; Retail institutions; Possession of goods; Consumption of goods; Maintenance of goods; Disposal of goods; Bottom-up spillover; Top-down spillover; Self-determination; Cognitive association

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