Material Well-Being

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 50)


As I have done in the previous chapters, I will describe the concept of material well-being by addressing basic questions such as: What is material well-being and how it is customarily operationalized by QOL researchers? Does material well-being contribute significantly to subjective QOL? If so, how? And finally, I will describe much of the research in QOL studies related to the predictors of material well-being and subjective QOL.


Life Satisfaction Life Domain Financial Satisfaction Material Possession Retail Institution 
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  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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  1. 1.Department of Marketing Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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