Are all facets of impulsivity related to self-reported compulsive buying behavior?

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Title
Are all facets of impulsivity related to self-reported compulsive buying behavior?
Journal
Personality and Individual Differences
Author(s)
Billieux Joël, Rochat Lucien, Rebetez Marie My Lien, Van der Linden Martial
ISSN
0191-8869
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
44
Number
6
Pages
1432-1442
Language
english
Abstract
Compulsive buying is defined as uncontrolled and excessive purchases leading to personal and family
distress. While compulsive buying is generally considered to be an impulse control disorder, very few studies
have explored its relationships with the multidimensional construct of impulsivity. Consequently, the
aim of the present study is to investigate the role of the various components of impulsivity in compulsive
buying. To this end, 150 volunteer participants from the community were screened using a questionnaire
assessing compulsive buying, and the French version of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale. This scale
identifies four distinct components associated with impulsive behaviors: urgency, lack of premeditation,
lack of perseverance, and sensation seeking. The results showed that (1) compulsive buying is positively correlated
with three facets of impulsivity (urgency, lack of perseverance and lack of premeditation), and (2)
multiple linear regression analysis revealed urgency to be the only significant predictor of compulsive buying
tendencies when gender, age, educational level and depression were controlled for. Those findings are
discussed in light of the psychological processes underlying the various components of impulsivity in relation
to the occurrence of compulsive buying behaviors
Keywords
Compulsive Buying, UPPS, Urgency, Impulsivity
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