Not only assholes drive Mercedes : Besides disagreeable men, also conscientious people drive high-status cars

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dc.contributor.author Lonnqvist, Jan Erik
dc.contributor.author Ilmarinen, Ville-Juhani
dc.contributor.author Leikas, Sointu
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-27T12:28:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08
dc.identifier.citation Lonnqvist , J E , Ilmarinen , V-J & Leikas , S 2020 , ' Not only assholes drive Mercedes : Besides disagreeable men, also conscientious people drive high-status cars ' , International Journal of Psychology , vol. 55 , no. 4 , pp. 572-576 . https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12642
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1087-5874/work/87781828
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/325296
dc.description.abstract In a representative sample of Finnish car owners (N = 1892) we connected the Five-Factor Model personality dimensions to driving a high-status car. Regardless of whether income was included in the logistic model, disagreeable men and conscientious people in general were particularly likely to drive high-status cars. The results regarding agreeableness are consistent with prior work that has argued for the role of narcissism in status consumption. Regarding conscientiousness, the results can be interpreted from the perspective of self-congruity theory, according to which consumers purchase brands that best reflect their actual or ideal personalities. An important implication is that the association between driving a high-status car and unethical driving behaviour may not, as is commonly argued, be due to the corruptive effects of wealth. Rather, certain personality traits, such as low agreeableness, may be associated with both unethical driving behaviour and with driving a high-status car. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Psychology
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dc.subject Personality
dc.subject Consumption
dc.subject Status
dc.subject Five-Factor Model
dc.subject Driving behaviour
dc.subject PERSONALITY
dc.subject IMPACT
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.subject 5144 Social psychology
dc.title Not only assholes drive Mercedes : Besides disagreeable men, also conscientious people drive high-status cars en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Swedish School of Social Science
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12642
dc.relation.issn 0020-7594
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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