Paranormal beliefs, personality traits and quality of life in clients with OCD
Background: Paranormal beliefs are the beliefs that violate scientific principal of nature and are described as beyond scientific explanation. People living with paranormal beliefs are facing different problems which affect quality of life (QoL). Present study investigated the relationship among paranormal beliefs, personality traits and QoL in clients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Method: It was a correlational research; 100 OCD clients aged 20 to 50 years were included from public and private hospitals of Lahore from January to June 2019 through purposive sampling. Paranormal Belief Scale, Ten-Item Personality Inventory and Quality of Life Scale were used to measure study variables. Pearson’s product moment correlation analysis was used to access relationship among study variables. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to examine the prediction of QoL by paranormal beliefs and personality traits. Results: Significant negative association was noted between paranormal beliefs and QoL in clients with OCD (p<0.01 and p<0.05). Hierarchical regression analysis indicated significant prediction between paranormal beliefs, personality traits and QoL in clients with OCD (p<0.05, p<0.01 and p<0.001). Conclusion: The results revealed paranormal beliefs affects QoL and two types of personality traits; agreeableness and neuroticism were significant negative predictor of QoL.
Pak J Physiology 2020;16(1):31−3
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