Obsessions and compulsions: Dimensional structure, reliability, convergent and divergent validity of the padua inventory

Patricia van Oppen*

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Abstract

This study presents data on dimensional structure, reliability, convergent and divergent validity of the Padua Inventory (PI). In a sample (n = 430) of normal Dutch subjects. The dimensional structure and the strength of the factors were comparable to those found in the Italian sample. The reliability of the PI was found to be satisfactory. As hypothesized substantial correlations were found between the PI and related scales of the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) and between the PI and the subscales Sensitivity, Hostility and Depression of the revised version of the Symptom Checklist. Low correlations were found between the PI on the one side and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire revised Extraversion, Psychoticism and Social Desirability scale on the other side. Finally, the mean score of the PI differs across the Italian, American and Dutch samples. This is of theoretical interest and deserves further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-637
Number of pages7
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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