Self, attachment and hoarding symptoms

We are researchers at Deakin University and we are seeking to better understand hoarding.

Hoarding is a significant issue within Australia and internationally; however, we have a limited understanding about how attachment to possessions is related to hoarding behaviour.

This project aims to explore the potential origins of hoarding behaviour. More specifically, we are interested in the extent to which your possessions feel like a part of who you are/linked to the identities of others and how this might be related to difficulties with sorting and discarding objects in the home.

If you decide to take part in this project, we will ask you to complete a number of online questionnaires. These concern your attachment to possessions, hoarding related thoughts/behaviours, and feelings of depression, as well as your early childhood and relationship to others.

We are seeking participants 18 and above to participate.

Note that due to the nature of the questions we are seeking people without hoarding disorder to complete this research – if you have hoarding disorder you are welcome to continue but note that you may find some questions cause some discomfort. Participation will take approximately 10-15 minutes. No reimbursement will be provided for completion.

You can access the survey HERE