The Relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Body Image in Boy and Girl High School Students


The present study aimed to examine the relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptoms and body image in boy and girl high school students. The sample consisted of 200 students of Zahedan city that were selected through cluster sampling method. To collect data, the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and Fisher’s Body Image Inventory were applied. Obtained data were analyzed using the Pearson correlation coefficient, stepwise regression analysis and independent t-test. The results illustrated a significant relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptoms and body image. Results of stepwise regression analysis demonstrated that the variable of obsessive thoughts was a negative predictor of body image’s overall score and the variable of compulsive was a positive predicator of overall score of body image. Results demonstrated that girl students obtained significantly higher mean scores on compulsion symptoms and total scores of OCD in comparison to boy students. But there were no significant differences with regard to students’ gender on the scores of body image and obsession symptoms.

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Tamini, B. , Rahdar, Z. and Kahrazei, F. (2015) The Relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Body Image in Boy and Girl High School Students. Psychology, 6, 1323-1330. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.610129.

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