A Reflection on Consumers’ Happiness: The Relevance of Care for Others, Spiritual Reflections, and Financial Detachment
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This study examines the concept of consumers' happiness and its direct relationship with financial detachment. Specifically, this research proposes a conceptual model with three supported concepts hypothesized to directly and indirectly contribute to happiness: spiritual reflection, care for others, and financial detachment. Each concept is presented with appropriate support and measurements, along with a discussion that challenges the link between the theory of need satisfaction and happiness. Findings revealed that the concepts of spiritual reflection, care for others, and financial detachment were directly and/or indirectly significantly related to happiness. Implications for consumers and policy makers are provided.
Journal of research for consumers
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