INTOLERANCE OF UNCERTAINTY AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL PERFECTIONISM IN INDIVIDUALS WITH OCD: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF SELF-COMPASSION

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Ambreen Pir Muhammad
Syeda Ayesha Noor
Ayesha Sarfaraz
Ayesha Khalid
Kiran Naeem
Marhaba Rana

Keywords

Intolerance of Uncertainty, Multidimensional Perfectionism, Self-Compassion, Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder, Mediation analysis

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the interaction between Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU), Multidimensional Perfectionism (MP), and the mediating influence of self-compassion among individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A sample of 150 diagnosed OCD patients aged between 25 and 40 underwent assessments using the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) (Goodman et al., 1989), Intolerance of Uncertainty Test (short form) (IUS-12) (Carleton et al., 2007), the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APSR) (Slaney et al., 2018), and the Self-Compassion Scale (short form) (SCS-SF) (Neff et al., 2011). The findings reveal that Intolerance of Uncertainty exhibits a significant positive correlation with maladaptive perfectionism (r = .17, p < .05) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (r = .20, p < .05), and a significant negative correlation with adaptive perfectionism (r = -.27, p < .01) and self-compassion (r = -.16, p < .05). Intolerance of Uncertainty emerges as a significant negative predictor of adaptive perfectionism (β = -.27, p < .001) and a significant positive predictor of maladaptive perfectionism (β = .174, p < .05). Moreover, the study indicates that self-compassion plays a mediating role in the relationship between Intolerance of Uncertainty and maladaptive perfectionism.

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