An Expanded Conceptualization and a New Measure of Compulsive Buying

  title={An Expanded Conceptualization and a New Measure of Compulsive Buying},
  author={Nancy M. Ridgway and Monika Kukar-Kinney and K. Monroe},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Research},
  • Nancy M. Ridgway, Monika Kukar-Kinney, K. Monroe
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Consumer Research
  • Drawing on the theoretical foundation of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, this article develops an expanded conceptualization and new measure of consumers' proclivity to buy compulsively. Compulsive buying is defined as a consumer's tendency to be preoccupied with buying that is revealed through repetitive buying and a lack of impulse control over buying. This measure includes dimensions of both obsessive-compulsive and impulse-control disorders. By measuring income-dependent items or… CONTINUE READING

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