The Importance of Character Education for Tweens as Consumers
Noha El-Bassiouny (),
Ahmed Taher and
Ehab Abou Aish
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Noha El-Bassiouny: Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo
Ahmed Taher: American University in Cairo
Ehab Abou Aish: Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo
No 11, Working Papers from The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology
Tweens is a term that denotes a market segment mentality that falls between children at the lower end and teens at the upper end. Tweens marketing strategies are considered critical for most global brands. Advocates against excessive consumerism and materialism polluting innocent childhood, specifically tweens, call for values implantation through character education in the school to breed more educated consumers. The effect of implanting character building programs in schools on the consumer behavior of the exposed children in the marketplace, however, has never been tested before. This research endeavor is, in essence, an overlap between consumer behavior and educational psychology, investigating the link between personality and behavior in the market. It falls under both positivist and interpretive consumer research, specifically the consumer socialization of children. The aim of this work is to develop a conceptual model linking character education to purchasing lifestyles and consumption patterns of the exposed children as consumers. Following, prospects for future research are highlighted.
Keywords: Educational psychology; character education; attitudes and lifestyles; opinion-leadership; humanitarianism; ethnocentrism; adolescents and middle schools (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M30 M31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
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