11-Department of Psychology, Roodehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen, Iran E-mail: email@example.com
Sara Asgarian , Department of Psychology, Roodehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen, Iran E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
AbstractBackground: Obsession is one of the mental disorders, which may have a very destructive role in interpersonal, occupational, social, and family relationships.
Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the hardiness in people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and ordinary people.
Material and Methods: This is a causal–comparative study. Using convenience sampling, fifty subjects were chosen from the individuals with OCD visited the clinic and normal individuals aged 20- 40 during 2014 and 2015. A 50- item questionnaire raised by "Maddy" was used for this purpose. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used for the statistical analysis using SPSS software version 16.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between the component of hardiness in OCD patients and normal people. In fact, the ITA squared value (0.0916) in the hardiness component is a very strong correlation. Hardiness is significantly correlated with obsession variables. There was a significant correlation in two components of commitment and control between normal people and those with obsessive- compulsive disorder. In addition, the results showed no significant difference in the challenge component between normal and obsessive- compulsive people.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that people with higher hardiness are less obsessed.