Document Type : Research Article (s)


1 PhD Student in Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 MA Student of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Background: According to the observations, obsessive-compulsive traits are the most important among behavior among the high school male and female students. Individuals with obsessive-compulsive traits have less quality of life.
Objectives: The present study aimed at determining the relationship between behavioral inhibition, strategies for cognitive regulation of emotions and young adult family of life events and changes with obsessive-compulsive traits in male and female high school students.
Methods: The population of the study included all high school students in Shiraz in 2016 academic year. One hundred sixty-seven students (73 males and 94 females) who were selected through random multistage sampling method participated in this study. The instruments were obsessive-compulsive inventory-revised, adults scale of behavioral inhibition, cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire, and young adult family inventory of life events and changes. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential (Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis) statistics via SPSS software.
Results: According to the multiple regression analysis, behavioral inhibition, catastrophizing, and rumination were best predictors of obsessive-compulsive traits.
Conclusions: Since behavioral inhibition, catastrophizing, and rumination might result in obsessive-compulsive traits, sufficient attention should be paid to these factors.