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Quality of life and psychiatric work impairment in compulsive buying: increased symptom severity as a function of acquisition behaviors

Williams, Alishia D

Comprehensive Psychiatry, August 2012, Vol.53(6), pp.822-828 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Quality of life and psychiatric work impairment in compulsive buying: increased symptom severity as a function of acquisition behaviors
  • Autor: Williams, Alishia D
  • Assuntos: Medicine ; Psychology
  • É parte de: Comprehensive Psychiatry, August 2012, Vol.53(6), pp.822-828
  • Descrição: The aims of the current study were to determine if compulsive acquisition behaviors are meaningfully related to quality of life and psychiatric work impairment and to determine if compulsive buyers who engage in 2 forms of acquisition (buying and excessive acquisition of free items) are more impaired than individuals who only engage in 1 form of acquisition. In a community-recruited sample, analysis of covariance conducted between groups identified as noncompulsive 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...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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