The relationship of materialism and vitality among Filipino adolescents and the mediating role of relatedness
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Gerald B. Peñaranda
Defense Panel Member
Jazmin B. Llana
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.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Adolescent psychology; Relatedness (Psychology); Autonomy (Psychology)
Doming, M. R. (2018). The relationship of materialism and vitality among Filipino adolescents and the mediating role of relatedness. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/5566