International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

Volume 6 - Issue 2 (6) | PP: 237 - 252 Language : العربية
DOI : https://doi.org/DOI:10.31559/EPS2019.6.2.6
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The Role of Working Memory Components in predicting Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among Out-Patients in Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman D. Alzahrani
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
23/8/2019 17/9/2019 9/10/2019 15/10/2019
Abstract
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychological disorder that targets all age groups, gender and across cultures despite individual differences. Therefore, the current study aimed to examine to what extend working memory components (central executive- phonological loop - visuo-spatial working memory) can predict OCD. In addition to, to investigate the effects of gender, marital status, employment status and the bilateral and triple interactions between them on OCD when the effect of working memory components was isolated. A total of 319 participants were recruited in the present study (165 males, 51.7% and 154 females 48.3%) (Mean age =28.9 males 29.15 and females 26.4). Results showed that 73% of the OCD variance could be explained by the working memory components while 27% of the variance is due to other factors not included in the current study. After the effect of working memory components was isolated, significant effect of gender, marital status, employment status and the bilateral and triple interactions between them on OCD have been found.


How To Cite This Article
Alzahrani , A. D. (2019). The Role of Working Memory Components in predicting Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among Out-Patients in Saudi Arabia . International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 6 (2), 237-252, https://doi.org/DOI:10.31559/EPS2019.6.2.6

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