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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 14)
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Development and Validation of Native Material Values Scale for Iran (NMVS-I)

Kambiz Heidarzadeh Hanzaee and Shadi Adibifard
Corresponding Author:  Shadi Adibifard 

Key words:  Iran, materialism, scale development, scale validation, students, ,
Vol. 4 , (14): 2140-2146
Submitted Accepted Published
February 28, 2012 March 16, 2012 July 15, 2012

The present study aims at developing a scale to measure materialism among Iraniansby using famous material scales through developing and validating a Native specific material value scale. The conceptual model will be validated and tested for reliability. The population (N = 251) were the students of three branches Islamic Azad university who completed the questionnaires prepared for the present study. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to identify the related items. Also the order of the effective factors of Friedman test was used to weight the items. Eleven factors were displayed 5 of which were related to possession whose subcategories are centrality, nongenerosity, ownership; 3 of the factors were related to generosity which was called generosity and envy in line with 1 of the factors which was related to happiness that includes luxury or satisfaction. More research needed to be done on different social groups and culture.
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Kambiz Heidarzadeh Hanzaee and Shadi Adibifard, 2012. Development and Validation of Native Material Values Scale for Iran (NMVS-I).  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(14): 2140-2146.
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