Measuring compulsive buying behaviour: Psychometric validity of three different scales and prevalence in the general population and in shopping centres

Maraz, A, Eisinger, A, Henderson, B, Urbán, R, Paksi, B, Kun, B, Kökönyei, G, Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Demetrovics, Z, 2015. Measuring compulsive buying behaviour: Psychometric validity of three different scales and prevalence in the general population and in shopping centres. Psychiatry Research, 225 (3), pp. 326-334. ISSN 0165-1781

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Abstract

Due to the problems of measurement and the lack of nationally representative data, the extent of compulsive buying behaviour (CBB) is relatively unknown. Methods: The validity of three different instruments was tested: Edwards Compulsive Buying Scale (ECBS; Edwards, 1993), Questionnaire About Buying Behavior (QABB; Lejoyeux & Adès, 1994) and Richmond Compulsive Buying Scale (RCBS; Ridgway, et. al., 2008) using two independent samples. One was nationally representative of the Hungarian population (N=2710) while the other comprised shopping mall customers (N=1447). Results: A new, four-factor solution for the ECBS was developed (ECBS-R), and confirmed the other two measures. Additionally, cut-off scores were defined for all measures. Results showed that the prevalence of CBB is 1.85% (with QABB) in the general population but significantly higher in shopping mall customers (8.7% with ECBS-R, 13.3% with QABB and 2.5% with RCBS-R). Conclusions: Due to the diversity of content, each measure identifies a somewhat different CBB group.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychiatry Research
Creators: Maraz, A., Eisinger, A., Henderson, B., Urbán, R., Paksi, B., Kun, B., Kökönyei, G., Griffiths, M.D. and Demetrovics, Z.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2015
Volume: 225
Number: 3
ISSN: 0165-1781
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.psychres.2014.11.080DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 01 Dec 2015 11:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26560

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