Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Their Relation to Locus of Control in Armenian Participants
Hamidreza Akbarikia 1* Khachatur Gasparyan2
1Payame Noor university Iran*, 2Yerevan state Medical University, Armenia
Abstract: Obsessive compulsive symptom is a debilitating disorder marked by two distinct phenomena: recurrent, disturbing, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and overt repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that are performed to reduce distress caused by obsessions. Locus of control is concerned with the degree to which an individual perceives that she/he has control over a given event, or whether she/he perceives it lays outside his/her control. The study aimed to evaluate correlation of obsessive compulsive symptoms with locus of control. This research emphasized on cognitive and practical approach on OCD. For the current study 150Armenian participants were male40% and 60% were female. Participant׳age ranged from 17 to 30in students and the mean age for the samples was 21.78(SD=3.52), and other samples were OCD patients with ranged age 25 to 58 and the mean age was 37.40(SD=9.61). Participants completed Armenian version questionnaire batteries including measure of Levenson locus of control, and Ybocs OCD scale. the multiple liner regression analysis with total OCD scores as the dependent variable had a signiﬁcant association with powerful others scores. After including this variable, we found (total obsessive compulsive β= .42 F=25.7 T= 4.68 P.V <.01) so result showed robust association between powerful others and obsessive compulsive disorder, scores signiﬁcantly predicted total OCD scores. Finally, powerful others were strong predictor then subscale obsessive and compulsive attendant severity OCD (obsessive: β= 32 F=11.8 T= 2.9 P.V <.05 ). Locus of control had only a main effect on obsessive compulsive disorder. That is, high levels of locus of control, indicating a powerful others and chance was associated with higher obsessive compulsive disorders, special obsessive thinking symptoms.
[Hamidreza Akbarikia, Khachatur Gasparyan. Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Their Relation to Locus of Control in Armenian Participants. Life Sci J 2012;9(1):871-876] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 127
Keywords: Locus of control; Obsessive-compulsive; Internal; powerful other; chance Full Text 127