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  • This scale was developed by Richins and Dawson (1992). This eighteen-item materialism scale has three “subscales” - Success, Acquisition centrality and Happiness.
    The following six statements measure "Success".

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each statement.
    Very strongly disagreeStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeVery strongly agree
    1. I admire people who own expensive homes, cars, and clothes
    2. Some of the most important achievements in life include acquiring material possessions
    3. I don’t place much emphasis on the amount of material objects people own as a sign of success
    4. The things I own say a lot about how well I’m doing in life
    5. I like to own things that impress people
    6. I don’t pay much attention to the material objects other people own