The Impact of Early Life Experiences on Young Adults’ Compulsive Buying Tendencies

Vassiliki Grougiou, International Hellenic University, Greece
Ilias Kapoutsis, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
George P. Moschis, Georgia State University, USA
Anil Mathur, Hofstra University, USA
The present paper employs the multi-theoretical life course paradigm and tests a set of hypotheses regarding the underlying mechanisms that link family disruptions experienced in adolescent years to young Greek adults’ compulsive consumption tendencies. The results provide insights into mechanisms of the development of compulsive buying behavior.
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Vassiliki Grougiou, Ilias Kapoutsis, George P. Moschis, and Anil Mathur (2014) ,"The Impact of Early Life Experiences on Young Adults’ Compulsive Buying Tendencies", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 496-496.