[M-126] Dimensions of Subjective Socioeconomic Status

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Mar 3, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Grand Hall



  • Adam Alic, Univ. of British Columbia
  • Kristin Laurin, Univ. of British Columbia
  • Jessica Tracy,
What do people mean when they report being high or low in subjective socioeconomic status (SES)? One sample generated terms characterizing their self-reported SES; a second sample then validated frequently recurring terms. Results indicate that several factors contribute to subjective SES including material wealth, education, leisure, luck, privilege, occupational prestige, and emotional outlook.