ISSN : 2733-4538
The purpose of the present study is to clarify the common and separate characteristics of obsessional symptoms and worry. Measures included the MOCI(Maudsley Obsessional-Compulsive Inventory), PI(Padua Inventory), and PSWQ(Penn State Worry Questionnaire). Correlations with the 4 PI subscales and the PSWQ showed that they were all significantly correlated each other. So, it is suggested that self-reported various obsessional symptoms and worry are closely associated. But partial correlations controlling the 'impaired mental control' subscale scores showed that the 3 remaining PI subscales and the PSWQ were not significantly correlated each other. It is suggested that obsessional symptoms and worry both are characterized by the common personality factor of 'excessive need for control'.