Exploring Critical Understanding of Hoarding Distress among Elderly People in Nigeria: A Review of Smail’s Impress of Power Model
Dung Ezekiel Jidong, Rajan Sanger

One of the neglected areas of psychological research is hoarding distress among older population. This paper offers an exploratory and critical perspectives to understanding hoarding behaviour as a reflection of how psychological distresses manifest in older people. Owing to the Smail‘s Impress of Power model, psychological distresses are triggered by socio-economic and political factors that operates beyond the individuals. In addition, the paper argued that older people play an essential role in a conservative cultural society like Nigeria. Therefore, building an old age-friendly society would include harmonious utilisation of sustainable development and good governance with specific targets on the critical policy re-organisation and the involvement of older people in developing desired modern communities.

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