Kiedy ilość przechodzi w jakość – kwantytatywny i kwalitatywny aspekt posiadania a doświadczanie satysfakcji materialnej
Małgorzata Górnik-Durose, Teresa Sikora
Rocznik: 2007 Tom: 13 Numer: 2
The aim of the article is to define the relationship between people and their material possessions in the context of material satisfaction. The study refers to quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of this relationship. The assumption was that people, while evaluating their possessions, take into consideration two basic criteria: (a) they assess how much they have and if the amount is optimal, (b) they examine if the quality of their possessions fulfils their expectations. These two aspects of evaluation are related in their nature to the subjectively developed concepts of “enough” in the quantitative sense and “appropriate” in the qualitative sense. The subjectivity of these concepts was considered as the major attribute influencing the appraisal of people’s possessions. The results show that the quantitative criterion is more important in the process of the appraisal than the qualitative standards. In addition, deficits and scarcity of material goods as well as discrepancies between subjective standards and actual situation were treated as more important for material satisfaction than the realization of the standard in the sense of possessing “just enough” of “appropriate goods”.