Quality of life and psychiatric work impairment in compulsive buying: increased symptom severity as a function of acquisition behaviours Williams, Alishia en_US 2021-11-25T12:27:03Z 2021-11-25T12:27:03Z 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aims of the current study were to determine if compulsive acquisition behaviours are meaningfully related to quality of life and psychiatric work impairment and to determine if compulsive buyers who engage in two forms of acquisition (buying and excessive acquisition of free items) are more impaired than individuals who only engage in one form of acquisition. In a community-recruited sample, analysis of covariance conducted between groups identified as non-compulsive buyers (NCB; n = 30), compulsive buyers who did not acquire free items (CBB; n = 30), and compulsive buyers who also acquired free items (CBF; n = 35) revealed that both acquisition groups reported higher levels of depression and stress, and lower quality of psychological well-being than the NCB group, despite a comparable number of individuals self-reporting a current mental health disorder in each group. The CBF group reported higher levels of anxiety and general distress, as well as greater work inefficiency days compared to the NCB and CBB groups. Furthermore, regression analyses supported the unique contribution of acquisition of free items to the prediction of psychiatric work impairment. Taken together, the findings highlight the serious impact of compulsive buying on work functioning, general quality of life, and psychological well-being and provide avenues for future research to investigate the role of acquisition of free items in symptom severity. Limitations and future directions are discussed. 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 psychiatric disability en_US
dc.subject.other compulsive buying en_US
dc.subject.other acquisition en_US
dc.title Quality of life and psychiatric work impairment in compulsive buying: increased symptom severity as a function of acquisition behaviours en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.publisherStatement Journal homepage: en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 6 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Comprehensive Psychiatry en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 822-828 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 53 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Williams, Alishia, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US School of Psychiatry *
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