Distress Tolerance and Experiential Avoidance in Compulsive Acquisition Behaviours Williams, Alishia en_US 2021-11-25T12:26:54Z 2021-11-25T12:26:54Z 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Compulsive buying (CB) is not only associated with impulse control disorders and specific domains of impulsivity, but is also highly comorbid with negative affect and depression, making it a candidate disorder to be characterised by poor emotion regulation. Despite emerging research supporting an association between distress tolerance and disorders of dysregulated behaviour, no study has investigated distress tolerance in the context of CB. The aim of the current study was to explore the relationship between CB and four specific domains of distress tolerance (appraisal, tolerance, absorption, regulation) and experiential avoidance. In a community-recruited sample of compulsive buyers (n = 47) and healthy controls (n = 38), CB was significantly associated with each of the domains of distress tolerance (Distress Tolerance Scale). Furthermore, CB was associated with greater experiential avoidance (Acceptance and Action Questionnaire), which was in turn associated with each domain of distress tolerance. Analysis of variance demonstrated significant group differences in all measures. Nonparametric bootstrapping analysis revealed that general psychopathology, impulsivity, and experiential avoidance could not fully account for the relationship between distress tolerance and CB severity. Results suggest that distress tolerance and experiential avoidance may represent therapeutic targets in CB. Limitations and future directions are discussed. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0004-9530 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other distress tolerance en_US
dc.subject.other acquisition en_US
dc.subject.other compulsive buying en_US
dc.subject.other emotion regulation en_US
dc.title Distress Tolerance and Experiential Avoidance in Compulsive Acquisition Behaviours en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian Journal of Psychology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 217-224 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 64 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Williams, Alishia, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US School of Psychiatry *
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