Where can I find measures of excessive, impulsive and compulsive buying?
Catalog of Excessive Buying Scales contains items used to measure:
- compulsive buying
- impulsive buying
- emotional buying
How do researchers define compulsive buying?
- a "tendency to be preoccupied with buying that is revealed through repetitive buying and a lack of impulse control over buying" (Ridgway, Kukar-Kinney & Monroe, 2008, p. 622)
- "an abnormal form of shopping and spending
in which the afflicted consumer has an overpowering, uncontrollable,
chronic and repetitive urge to shop and spend" (Edwards, 1993, p. 67)
or poorly controlled preoccupations, urges or behaviors regarding... spending" (Black, 2001, p. 17)
- shopping that is "experienced as an irresistible-uncontrollable
urge, resulting in excessive, expensive and time-consuming retail activity" that is often "prompted by
negative affectivity" and which results in "gross social,
personal and/or financial difficulties" (Kellett & Bolton, 2009, p. 83)