The role of coping strategies in the relationship between psychological capital and rumination in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Fatemeh Sadat Fatemi, Asghar Jafari

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v9i4.617


BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a very debilitating disorder that requires lifelong treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of strategies of coping with stress in the relationship between psychological capital and rumination in people with OCD.

METHODS: This was a descriptive-correlational study in which the statistical population included all people with OCD in Kashan, Iran, in 2019. 86 individuals were selected by the convenience sampling method. For data collection, the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ), Ruminative Response Scale (RRS), and Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS software and Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis.

RESULTS: There was a significant relationship between the strategies of coping with stress and psychological capital with rumination in people with OCD. In addition, coping strategies play a mediating role in the relationship between psychological capital and rumination in individuals with OCD.

CONCLUSION: Therefore, psychologists and counselors working in the field of OCD are advised to pay attention to the role of psychological capital and their coping strategies in providing counseling and psychotherapy interventions for people with this disorder.


Coping Strategies; Psychological Capital; Rumination; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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