The German version of the Material Values Scale

Astrid Müller, Dirk J. M. Smits, Laurence Claes, Olaf Gefeller, Andreas Hinz & Martina De Zwaan
Aim: The Material Values Scale is an instrument to assess beliefs about the importance to own material things. This instrument originally consists of the three subscales: ‘centrality’, ‘success’, and ‘happiness’. The present study investigated the psychometric properties of the German version of the MVS (G-MVS). Method: A population-based sample of 2,295 adult Germans completed the questionnaire in order to investigate the factorial structure. To test construct validity, additional samples were gathered among patients with compulsive...