Hoarding and Consumer Anxiety: Understanding When Consumption Becomes Dysfunctional

Hoarding is defined as the acquisition of and failure to discard large numbers of possessions and affects an estimated 6-15 million Americans. Our work shows that hoarding is related to OCD, anxiety and need for cognition. Future research will study what types of anxiety provoking events trigger hoarding.



Citation:

Gail Leizerovici, Dante Pirouz, and Samantha Cross (2012) ,"Hoarding and Consumer Anxiety: Understanding When Consumption Becomes Dysfunctional", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1120-1120.

Authors

Gail Leizerovici, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dante Pirouz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Samantha Cross, Iowa State University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40 | 2012



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