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Korean J Fam Med. 2017 Jan;38(1):34-39. doi: 10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.1.34. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Attachment Style and Resiliency in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.

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Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Department of Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.



The goal of the present study was to determine the relationships between attachment styles and resiliency in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.


A random sample of 260 subjects was obtained from the population of undergraduate students of the Nour Branch of Islamic Azad University, which is located in Mazandaran, and these subjects were enrolled in this descriptive and correlational study. The collected data included the subjects' responses to an adult attachment style questionnaire, resilience scale, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder questionnaire. The data were analyzed with Pearson correlation coefficient indices and multiple regressions.


The results of the data analysis showed a positive correlation (relationship) between ambivalent/avoidant attachment styles and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and a negative correlation between resilience and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Furthermore, these results demonstrated that attachment style and resiliency can predict obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. In addition, no significant relationships were found between the demographic variables (convertibles) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.


These results suggested that attachment style and resiliency contribute to the development of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.


Compulsive Personality Disorder; Object Attachment; Psychological Resilience; Students

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