Personality Factors and Coping Strategies among Young Adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms

Authors

  • Syeda Razia Bukhari, Sitara Asim, Muhammad waqas, Syed Karrar Rizvi Anwar Mohee Ud Din Qadri, Khawaja Ibrar Ahmed, Simal Javed

Keywords:

Big Five Personality Factors, OCD symptoms & Coping Strategies

Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between Personality Factors and Coping Strategies among Young Adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms. Data was collected through purposive sampling technique and participants were more than 400 around thousand but only 400 participant’s data was utilized for research based on levels of OCD symptoms (mild, medium, moderate and severe). Remaining data was discarded to avoid any confusion in research data. Participant’s age ranges from 18 to 30 because our sample is on adolescents so age is specified. Big Five Inventory (BFI) Scale by (John & Srivastava, 1999),Brief Cope Scale (Carver, 1997) and Brief Obsessive Compulsive Scale (BOCS) by (Bejerot et. al., 2014) were used to measure the research variables. Correlational analysis, Descriptive statistics and independent sample t-test analysis was applied for research data analysis on SPSS (V 23.0). Results indicates same relationship between study variables. Further results indicate positive relationship between OCD symptoms and one coping strategy (religious denial) and there was negative relationship between problem-focused coping, active-avoidance coping and positive coping with OCD symptoms. Also there was positive relationship of coping strategies (active-avoidance coping, positive coping, religious denial) except problem-focused coping.

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Published

2022-02-07