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Harangza M, Goodarzi M A, Taghavi S M R, Khormayi F, Aflakseir A. The Predictive Role of Meta-Cognitive Beliefs Mediated by Thought Control Strategies in Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in a Non-clinical Population. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2015; 16 (4) :1-11
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1- M. A. in Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Education and Psychology, Shiraz, Iran.
2- Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Education and Psychology, Shiraz, Iran.
3- Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Education and Psychology, Shiraz, Iran
4- Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Psychology, Shiraz, Iran.
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Introduction: This research aimed to investigate the predictive role of meta-cognitive beliefs mediated by thought control strategies in obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a non-clinical population
Methods: The statistical population comprised students of Shiraz University in the 2012-2013 academic year. The sample included 151 males and 182 females who were selected using the random multi-stage cluster sampling method. The measures were Meta-Cognitions Questionnaire-30 (MCQ-30), the Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ) and The Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (MOCI). Obtained data were analyzed using the statistical methods of path analysis and structural equation modeling.
Results: Result showed that thought control strategies subscale including worry, punishment and re-appraisal were mediated to some extent between meta-cognition beliefs and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. There was an independent and significant association between meta-cognitive beliefs and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Conclusion: In order to decrease the obsessive thoughts and ritualistic behaviors in people with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, therapists need to encourage them to challenge their maladaptive and negative meta-cognitive thoughts and to replace more appropriate strategies to overcome their intrusive thoughts.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/06/16 | Accepted: 2014/09/17 | Published: 2014/12/23

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