Prediction of washing obsessive-compulsive tendency through obsessive beliefs



Introduction: Recent studies show that six dysfunctional belifs have important role in tendesy to obsessive-compulsive disorder. As a result, the aim of present study is to investigate the role of obsessive beliefs (dysfunctional beliefs) in predicting washing obsessive compulsions.Method: 390 undergraduate university students from Tabriz university were selected by cluster sampling. Next, Maudsley obsessive-compulsive questionnaire and obsessive beliefs questionnaire (OBQ-44) were used to collect data. Then, Pearson correlation and step by step multiple regression were used for data analysis.Results: Findings showed that dysfunctional beliefs on need for certainty, Importance of thoughts and threat estimation, thought control and perfectionism could significantly predict washing obsessive-compulsive tendency (p