Social Psychological Features of Conspicuous Consumption in Modern Adolescents

3605

Abstract

The paper presents the results of an empirical study on the social psychological characteristics of adolescents with different levels of conspicuous consumption attitudes. The study shows that conspicuous consumption can be revealed in every adolescent irrespective of the socioeconomic status of his/her parents, but its content varies from one individual to another. The outcomes of the study suggest that adolescents with average attitudes towards conspicuous consumption are more likely to have positive social psychological resources.

General Information

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Radina N.K., Shaidakova N., Mokhnatkina I. Social Psychological Features of Conspicuous Consumption in Modern Adolescents. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2013. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 52–66. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

References

  1. Bodriiyar Zh. K kritike politicheskoi ekonomii znaka. M., 2007.
  2. Burd'e P. Sociologiya politiki. M., 1993.
  3. Vahitova Z.Z. Social'no-psihologicheskie osobennosti vospriyatiya sub'ektov ekonomicheskih otnoshenii (na primere naemnyh rabotnikov i predprinimatelei): Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. M., 2004.
  4. Veblen T. Teoriya prazdnogo klassa. M., 1984.
  5. Deineka O.S. Dinamika makroekonomicheskih komponentov obraza deneg v obydennom soznanii // Psihologicheskii zhurnal. 2002. № 2.
  6. Enin V.V. Vliyanie konstitucional'no)psihotipologicheskih osobennostei lichnosti na vospriyatie deneg v yunosheskom vozraste: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. M., 2005.
  7. Il'in V.I. Povedenie potrebitelei. SPb., 2000.
  8. Kozhevnikova E.Yu. Lichnostnye resursy preodoleniya situacii social'no-ekonomicheskoi deprivacii: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. Krasnodar, 2006.
  9. Mahrina E.A. Vidy i harakteristiki cennostno)smyslovyh otnoshenii k den'gam u predstavitelei socionomicheskih professii: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. Rostov-na-Donu, 2006.
  10. Patosha O.I. Motivaciya povedeniya potrebitelei na rynke tovarov bytovogo potrebleniya: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. M., 2008.
  11. Radina N.K. Psihologicheskie aspekty socializacii lichnosti: k voprosu o modelyah klassifikacii vidov socializacii // Psihologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie. 2005. № 1.
  12. Radina N.K. Pervichnaya ekonomicheskaya socializaciya: konstruirovanie Ya i obretenie sobstvennosti // Materialy 3-y mezhdunarodnoi internet-konferencii “Professional'noe samosoznanie i ekonomicheskoe povedenie lichnosti”. Omsk, 2009.
  13. Semenov M.Yu. Osobennosti otnosheniya k den'gam lyudei s raznym urovnem lichnostnoi zrelosti: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. Yaroslavl', 2004.
  14. Stepanova A.V. Orientaciya na potreblenie kak element cennostnoi struktury lichnosti: Avtoref. diss. ... kand. psihol. nauk. M., 2005.
  15. Filinkova E.B. Otnoshenie starsheklassnikov k den'gam i sposobam ih zarabatyvaniya // Social'naya psihologiya i obshestvo. 2010. № 1.
  16. Cimerman Yu.A. Demonstrativnoe potreblenie v sovremennom obshestve: (institucional'nyi analiz): Avtoref. diss. ... kand. ekon. nauk. M., 2007.
  17. Abel A.B. Asset Prices under Habit Formation and Catching up with Joneses // American Economic Review. 1990. Vol. 80.
  18. Basu K.A. Theory of Association: Social Status, Prices and Markets // Oxford Economic Papers. 1989. Vol. 41. № 4.
  19. Bernheim D.B., Bagwell L.S. Veblen Effects in a Theory of Conspicuous Consumption // American Economic Review. 1996. Vol. 86. № 3.
  20. Cole Harold L., George J.M., Postlewaite A. Social Norms, Savings Behavior and Growth // Journal of Political Economy. 1992. Vol. 100 (6).
  21. Corneo G., Olivier J. Conspicuous Consumption, Snobbism and Conformism // Journal of Public Economics. 1997. Vol. 66.
  22. Festinger L. A theory of social comparison processes // Human Relations. 1954. Vol. 7 (2).
  23. Frank R.H. The Demand for Unobservable and Other Nonpositional Goods // American Economic Review. 1985. Vol. 75. № 1.
  24. Glazer A., Konrad K.A. A Signaling Explanation for Charity // American Economic Review. 1996. Vol. 86. № 4.
  25. Harbaugh R. Falling behind the Joneses Relative consumption and the growth saving paradox // Economic Letters. 1996. Vol. 53.
  26. Hicks D.L., Hicks J.H. Jealous of the Joneses; Conspicuous Consumption, Inequality and Crime. Draft. 2010. Vol. 5. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2164456
  27. Ireland N.J. On Limiting the Market for Status Signals // Journal of Public Economics. 1994. Vol. 53. № 1.
  28. Kerwin K.Ch., Hurst E., Roussanov N. Conspicuous Consumption and Race // The Quarterly Journ. of Economics. 2009. Vol. 124 (2).
  29. Ordabayeva N., Chandon P. Leapfrogging over the Joneses: Effects of Inequality on Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Consumption // Journal of Consumer Research. 2009. 9 URL: https://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/mktg/assets/File/Ordabayeva%20paper%20v2.pdf
  30. Purinton E.F. Compensatory Or Conspicuous Consumption? // Bling It On, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences 16th Annual Conference. 2009. Vol. 16.

Information About the Authors

Nadezhda K. Radina, Doctor of Political Science, Professor, PhD in Psychology, Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod — National Research University, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Theory and Practice of Decision Support Systems (TAPRADESS), National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8336-1044, e-mail: rasv@yandex.ru

Natalia Shaidakova, lecturer at the Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod branch), Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, e-mail: natalia.kim1987@mail.ru

Irina Mokhnatkina, MA student at the Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University

Metrics

Views

Total: 3560
Previous month: 19
Current month: 15

Downloads

Total: 3605
Previous month: 2
Current month: 8