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Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Paula Truax


This study served to replicate and extend Frost, Hartl, Christian, and Williams (1995) finding that hoarding behavior was associated with a excessive concern with maintaining control over possessions, decreased frequency of use of possessions, higher levels of perceived responsibility, and greater emotional attachment to possessions. Results supported Frost et al.'s finding; however, the correlations of the current study were weaker than the original study. Additionally, this study found no significant difference between hoarding scale scores based on gender, with the exception of women being more likely to compulsively buy.