ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 7, Number 1, January 2009

Identifying Compulsive Buyers among Credit Card Users of Karachi, Using the Compulsive Buying Scale
Wajeeha Fatima Javed - SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr Amanat Ali Jalbani - SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan

Compulsive buying is one of the negative consumer behaviors. It is repetitive, consistent buying that is a behavioral addiction. It is related to poor self-esteem, psychological disorders like depression and OCD, and leads to personal, familial and financial problems. This research aims at identifying people suffering from this disorder to facilitate future research in developing a construct valid for Pakistan, using an internationally validated and globally used test — the Compulsive Buying Scale (CBS)—a seven item Likert scale based test developed and validated by Faber and O'Guinn...


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