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Obsession-compulsion, locus of control, depression, and hopelessness: a construct validity of the Arabic Obsessive-Compulsive Scale in American and Kuwaiti students.

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In samples of 144 American and 209 Kuwaiti college students, the correlations among scores on the Arabic Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and external locus of control (.26, .25), depression (.31, .55) and hopelessness (.27, .43) were significant and positive in both samples, denoting the construct validity of the Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. Thus, it can be recommended for use in both countries.

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Abdel-Khalek, A. M. and D. Lester (2000). "Obsession—Compulsion, Locus of Control, Depression, and Hopelessness: A Construct Validity of the Arabic Obsessive—Compulsive Scale in American and Kuwaiti Students." Psychological Reports 86(3_suppl): 1187-1188.


Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
healthy Both United States
Education Institute 209

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Measure does not require training

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