Predictors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Clinical Population




Controlling Compulsions, Family Environment Scale, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parental Bonding Instrument, Yielding Compulsions


The current study aimed to investigate the relationship of family environment and parental bonding with controlling compulsions (cc) of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The study also aimed to investigate the predictive value of family environment and parental bonding for OCD. Sample consisted of 130 diagnosed patients with OCD (65 males & 65 females) within the age range of 20-50 years. Three measures were used to gather data - Family Environment Scale (FES), Parental Bonding Instrument for Mother and Father (FBI-F & PBI-M) and subscale of Obsessions and Controlling Compulsions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptom Checklist (OCDSC). Results showed significant relationship between OCD cc and personal growth and system maintenance dimensions of FES (r = .28** and .21*). Negative correlation between OCD cc and overprotection/controlling in parental bonding of both father and mother was found. However, the relationship was not significant. Further, regression analysis (stepwise) revealed that personal growth dimension of FES and care dimension of PBI (F) were the significant predictors of OCD cc. Overprotection/controlling dimensions of FBI (F) was a negative predictors of OCD cc. Family environment is related with OCD (controlling compulsions). Furthermore, care dimension (F) in PBI is also related with OCD. Personal growth (FES) and father care is related with OCD cc. Overprotection/controlling father (PBI F) was negatively related with OCD cc. Personal growth, care father and less overprotection/controlling father was found to be the best model to predict OCD cc.


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Jabeen, S., & Tahir, S. (2023). Predictors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Clinical Population. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 4(2), 117–128.