Personality prototypes in individuals with compulsive buying based on the Big Five Model.

@article{Mller2010PersonalityPI,
  title={Personality prototypes in individuals with compulsive buying based on the Big Five Model.},
  author={Astrid M{\"u}ller and Laurence Claes and James E. Mitchell and Steve A Wonderlich and Ross D. Crosby and Martina de Zwaan},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={930-5}
}
Personality prototypes based on the Big Five factor model were investigated in a treatment-seeking sample of 68 individuals with compulsive buying (CB). Cluster analysis of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) scales yielded two distinct personality clusters. Participants in cluster II scored significantly higher than those in cluster I on neuroticism and lower on the other four personality traits. Subjects in cluster II showed higher severity of CB, lower degree of control over CB symptoms… CONTINUE READING