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The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) : Examination in nonclinical samples and development of a short version

Moulding, Richard, Anglim, Jeromy, Nedeljkovic, Maja, Doran, Guy, Kyrios, Michael and Ayalon, Ariel 2011, The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) : Examination in nonclinical samples and development of a short version, Assessment, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 357-374, doi: 10.1177/1073191110376490.

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Title The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) : Examination in nonclinical samples and development of a short version
Author(s) Moulding, RichardORCID iD for Moulding, Richard orcid.org/0000-0001-7779-3166
Anglim, JeromyORCID iD for Anglim, Jeromy orcid.org/0000-0002-1809-9315
Nedeljkovic, Maja
Doran, Guy
Kyrios, Michael
Ayalon, Ariel
Journal name Assessment
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 357
End page 374
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1073-1911
1552-3489
Keyword(s) cognitive theory
obsessive-compulsive disorder
cognition
factor structure
irrational beliefs
Summary The study aimed to examine the factor structure of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ), the most widely used measure of dysfunctional beliefs in obsessive—compulsive disorder (OCD). Multiple exploratory methods (exploratory factor analysis, cluster analysis by variable, multidimensional scaling) were used to examine the questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analyses were also performed in two large nonclinical samples from Australia (N = 1,234) and Israel ( N = 617). Our analyses suggested a four-factor solution with 38 items, where threat and responsibility formed separate dimensions (the “OBQ-TRIP”). This version had superior fit statistics across the two divergent confirmatory samples, when compared with four alternative models suggested by previous authors. Of the OBQ dimensions, the threat scale correlated most strongly with OCD symptom measures, even when controlling for depression. A short, 20-item version of the scale is offered for further study. Implications and limitations are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1073191110376490
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Sage
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051958

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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