University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Compulsive buying is a chronic issue for shoppers exacerbated by a nation obsessed with consumption. To predict compulsive buying behavior, a survey was administered to 283 college students in southern Nevada. The results suggested that the compulsive buyer exhibits am external consumer locus of control and purchases goods with the intent to increase social status or quell anxiety. Given that responsible financial behavior changes as a function of age, college students are particularly vulnerable to compulsive purchasing behavior, as it is exacerbated by irresponsible credit spending behaviors.
Anxiety; College students; Compulsive shopping; Social status
Applied Behavior Analysis | Psychology
Silver, N. C.
Correlates of Compulsive Buying.
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