Title

The relationship of materialism and vitality among Filipino adolescents and the mediating role of relatedness

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Gerald B. Peñaranda

Defense Panel Member

Jazmin B. Llana

Abstract/Summary

Studies suggest that adolescents in the contemporary period give more importance to materialistic over civic-oriented goals, operationally understood by Self Determination Theory (SDT) as extrinsic and intrinsic goal contents, respectively. However, empirical findings suggest that extrinsic compared to intrinsic goals detriment well-being. This study extended these findings to determine if extrinsic goal may be prevalent and is causing negative effect among Filipino adolescents vitality. The study also confirms if relatedness satisfaction mediates the relationship.

Five hundred seventeen (N=517) adolescents (ages 11-20) were asked to answer aspiration index, BPN scale, and subjective vitality scale. Results revealed that Filipino adolescents give more importance on intrinsic over extrinsic goals. Moreover, extrinsic goals were not detrimental since they are grounded on intrinsic motives. Lastly, no mediational relationship among the variables was found. Differences between genders and among adolescent developmental stages were also analyzed. Implications of the findings, limitations, and future directions are provided.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007667

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Adolescent psychology; Relatedness (Psychology); Autonomy (Psychology)

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