Segmentation Based on Personal and Spiritual Life Balance During Covid-19, and Its Relations with Materialism, Frugality, Well-Being, and Positive Emotions


  • Jussara Cucato Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing - ESPM
  • Flávio Santino Bizarrias Universidade Nove de Julho
  • Jussara Goulart Silva Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Marlette Cássia de Oliveira Ferreira Instituto Federal de Ciência e Tecnologia



Covid-19, Emoções positivas, Bem-estar, Materialismo, Espiritualidade


Purpose: The objective of this study is to analyze the relationships between material, or frugal, consumption and the congruence between personal and spiritual life, mediated by the search for well-being, generating a segmentation proposal.

Methodology/approach: Structural Equation Modeling and regression tests were used for mediation and moderation analysis, complemented by Latent Class Analysis for sample segmentation

Originality/Relevance: The study pioneeringly investigates material, frugal, and wellness consumption relationships, as well as the indirect role of positive emotions with the congruence between personal and spiritual life, to propose a segmentation of consumers in a crisis situation. 

Key findings: The results indicated that well-being and positive emotions allow for moderate mediation, enabling consumers to reconcile both frugal and material goals with a balanced life, individually and spiritually. The proposed segmentation identified three distinct groups based on congruence between practical and spiritual life.

Theoretical/methodological contributions: The study advances the understanding of heterogeneous consumer profiles in crisis situations, proposing to practitioners and policymakers to better know the profile of consumers in a health crisis. Methodologically the study combines structural equation modeling, mediation and moderation analysis, and latent class analysis to reach the study’s objective.


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Cucato, J., Bizarrias, F. S., Silva, J. G., & Ferreira, M. C. de O. (2022). Segmentation Based on Personal and Spiritual Life Balance During Covid-19, and Its Relations with Materialism, Frugality, Well-Being, and Positive Emotions. Revista Inteligência Competitiva, 12(1), e0417.