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Thesis

The value of possessions in compulsive hoarding: Patterns of use and attachment. A replication and extension.

29 July 2005

Abstract

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.


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