Factor Structure and Validation of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R) in a Greek Non-Clinical Sample

Ioannis Angelakis, Maria Panagioti, Jennifer Austin

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Abstract

This study assessed and validated a Greek version of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R) in a large community sample. A total of 1379 Greek adults, including university students and individuals from the community, participated. Overall, the Greek OCI-R supported the six-factor solution, namely checking, ordering, obsessing, hoarding, washing and neutralizing, which was suggested by the original scale development and was later confirmed in other cultural settings. OCI-R was found to have very good to excellent psychometric properties as demonstrated by the application of traditional and alternative validating methods. Further, a five-factor structure that excluded the hoarding scale provided a slightly better conceptual fit of the data. In light of new recommendations, the Greek version of OCI-R provides compelling evidence of its efficacy to clearly differentiate between high- and low self-reports of OCD symptoms. We discuss that scores from the Greek community sample were commensurate with those observed in clinical samples.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume39
Issue number1
Early online date5 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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