Compulsive buying behavior: Re‐evaluating its dimensions and screening

MACCARRONE‐EAGLEN, Agata and SCHOFIELD, Peter (2017). Compulsive buying behavior: Re‐evaluating its dimensions and screening. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 16 (5), 463-473.

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    Abstract

    Despite the significant research in the consumer behavior literature on compulsive buying behavior (CBB), there is still no general agreement about the dimensionality or diagnostic screening of the disorder. Previous studies have identified two principal dimensions: compulsivity and impulsivity, although more recent strands of theory characterize CBB with reference to loss of self‐control and behavioral addiction. This study challenges the impulsive–compulsive paradigm by validating a new model with compulsive and self‐control impaired spending dimensions. The model more closely reflects the disorder's ego‐dystonic character, routed in an anxiety‐based reactive mechanism with uncontrollable buying and an inability to rationalize the behavior and its consequences. The study also develops and cross‐validates a new seven‐item CBB screening tool, using a comparative analysis with three existing screeners and an independent sample. The findings indicate that compulsive buying results from both compulsive and self‐control impaired impulsive elements, which are characteristic of behavioural addiction.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/cb.1652
    Page Range: 463-473
    Depositing User: Peter Schofield
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 12:42
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 08:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15642

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