Associations between materialism, gratitude, and well-being in children of overseas Filipino workers

Allan B. I. Bernardo, Roseann Tan-Mansukhani & Mary Angeline A. Daganzo
Children left behind by parents who are overseas Filipino workers (OFW) benefit from parental migration because their financial status improves. However, OFW families might emphasize the economic benefits to compensate for their separation, which might lead to materialism among children left behind. Previous research indicates that materialism is associated with lower well-being. The theory is that materialism focuses attention on comparing one’s possessions to others, making one constantly dissatisfied and wanting more. Research also suggests...
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