Relations between image of God and obsessive-compulsive behaviors in university students



Introduction: The current research aims to investigate the relationship between individual’s image of God and obsessive-compulsive behavior in students.Method: To this end, 464 students were selected by means of correlation and proportional sampling procedure. The Image of God Inventory and Scale of Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors in Symptom Checklist-90-Revised were administered to them.Results: Analysis of data using multiple regression analysis revealed that the magnitude of obsessive-compulsive behaviors can be predicted from the quality of student's images of God. Moreover, data revealed that students who had a positive and accepting image of God were lower in obsessive-compulsive behaviors than students who had a negative image of God.Conclusion: According to the findings, we can conclude that mental health of college students is dependent on their image of God.