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dc.contributor.authorJelks, Marietta Gelola
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:14:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:14:07Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.otherjelks_marietta_g_200505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/jelks_marietta_g_200505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22405
dc.description.abstractIn recent years there has been increasing interest in the spending behavior of teenagers. These teenagers have been thought to spend lavishly, but there has been no concrete proof of this belief. The present research seeks to determine if teenagers engage in excessive discretionary spending and display behavior that is prematurely affluent, by creating a reliable instrument to measure the construct of premature affluence. Findings indicate that teenagers are indeed prematurely affluent, using a new instrument created for this research. In addition, the relationship between teen’s personal characteristics and premature affluence are explored through ordinary least squares regression. Implications of excessive teen spending on their future economic health are discussed further.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectteenagers
dc.subjectpremature affluence
dc.subjectexcessive spending
dc.titlePremature affluence
dc.title.alternativefactors related to excessive teen spending
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHousing and Consumer Economics
dc.description.majorHousing and Consumer Economics
dc.description.advisorJulia Marlowe
dc.description.committeeJulia Marlowe
dc.description.committeeTeresa Mauldin
dc.description.committeeJan Hathcote


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