Effects of Family Structure on Compulsive Buying: a Life Course Perspective

Andrew Baker, Georgia State University, USA
George Moschis, Georgia State University, USA
Edward Rigdon, Georgia State University, USA
Anil Mathur, Hofstra University, USA
The present research shows how previous efforts to study the effects of family disruptions on young-adults' compulsive buying tendencies can be improved by focusing on processes that link family disruptions experience in early life to compulsive buying. The study shows the value of the multi-theoretical life course approach in understanding consumption-related phenomena.
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Andrew Baker, George Moschis, Edward Rigdon, and Anil Mathur (2011) ,"Effects of Family Structure on Compulsive Buying: a Life Course Perspective", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 422.