Free Time Key to Happiness for Materialistic Teens

October 20, 2011

Chris Manolis, a professor of marketing at Xavier University, and James Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University in Waco, TX, have found that “Living with a sensible, balanced amount of free time promotes well-being [of teens] not only directly, but also by helping to alleviate some of the negative side effects associated with living in our consumer-oriented society.”

Their study surveyed 1,329 adolescents from a public high school in a large Midwestern metropolitan area. It has been published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Manolis can be reached at 513-745-2046 to speak about the study.

Manolis is professor and chair of the department of Marketing at Xavier University. He has been at Xavier since 2002, where he teaches marketing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He received a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, an MBA from San Francisco State University, and a PhD from the University of Kentucky.