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’If you have money, you can be more kind to them’.: Possessions and Economic Resources in Children’s Peer Groups
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study attempts to explore the functions of material possessions and economic resources in peer relationships among children. In total, 48 Swedish children aged 9, were interviewed in focus groups, using a projective vignette technique and pictures. The findings indicate that children perceive possessions as multi-functional tools in peer relationships. The ability to fit into the peer group, by the use of different possessions, was perceived as especially important. Additionally, children perceived money as an altruistic tool to demonstrate kindness.

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children, consumption, peers, economy, tweens
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20081OAI: diva2:534738
The 2nd Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, May 30– June 1, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-08-30Bibliographically approved

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