The concept of buying-shopping disorder: Comparing latent classes with a diagnostic approach for in-store and online shopping in a representative sample in Switzerland

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Title
The concept of buying-shopping disorder: Comparing latent classes with a diagnostic approach for in-store and online shopping in a representative sample in Switzerland
Journal
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author(s)
Augsburger Mareike, Wenger Andreas, Haug Severin, Achab Sophia, Khazaal Yasser, Billieux Joël, Schaub Michael P.
ISSN
2062-5871
2063-5303
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Number
3
Pages
808-817
Language
english
Abstract
Background and aims: Buying-shopping disorder and its transferability to the online sector is controversial.
This study investigates in-store and online shopping patterns by comparing data-based
modeling to a diagnostic cut-off approach. Further aims were to test model equivalence for gender and
identify socio-demographic risk factors. Methods: In a representative survey, the Bergen Shopping
Addiction Scale (BSAS) was applied, using both an online and in-store version. Latent class analyses
were followed by multinomial logistic regression analyses to investigate socio-demographic variables.
Measurement invariance across genders was tested with multi-group comparisons. Results: With N 5
1,012, 3-class solutions provided the best model fit for both in-store and online shopping. Most individuals
(76, 86%) were grouped in non-addicted classes, followed by risky (21, 11%) and addicted
classes (both 3%). Twenty-eight percent of individuals in the online addicted shopping class remained
unidentified using the cut-off. For online shopping, only lower age and education differentiated classes
significantly. Discussion: Results indicate a close link between online and in-store shopping, albeit with
distinguishing features. The cut-off yielded findings discrepant from class probabilities. That buyingshopping
disorder mainly affects younger women of lower educational level must be questioned, given
the limited associations identified. Conclusions: It is important not only to consider different settings of
pathological shopping, but also to focus on groups that may not have appeared at risk in previous
investigations (e.g., men, older age). The BSAS cut-off warrants further research.
Keywords
Compulsive Buying, Buying Disorder, Latent Class Analysis, Behavioral Addiction, Diagnosis
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