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Halvaiepour Z, Nosratabadi M. Validation of the Persian Version of " Responsibility Beliefs Questionnaire" in Iranian Adolescents. JRUMS. 2014; 13 (5) :471-480
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Validation of the Persian Version of " Responsibility Beliefs Questionnaire" in Iranian Adolescents


Z. Halvaiepour[1], M. Nosratabadi[2]

Received: 01/10/2013      Sent for Revision: 15/01/2014      Received Revised Manuscript: 04/08/2014     Accepted: 13/08/2014

Background and Objective: Studies have indicated the high prevalence of Obsessive-Compulsive disorder in childhood period. Inflated responsibility beliefs are hypothesized to become a central feature of Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD). Given the prevalence of this disorder among children and adolescents as well as further investigation in this field, the present study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of a Persian version of Responsibility Beliefs scale.

Materials and Methods: In this psychometric study, the Persian version of "Responsibility Beliefs Questionnaire" was completed by 547 15 to 18-year-old students in Shiraz city. Subjects were selected by multistage random cluster sampling; data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis.

Results: In this study four-factor structure found in original scale, was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis  representing  heightened responsibility, Actions Caused/Actions Influenced, Rigid Rules and Overprotection Scales forming responsibility construct in second-order confirmatory factor analysis. In addition, results revealed satisfactory Composite Reliability Index (ranging from 0.60 to 0.85)

Conclusions: These results support the reliability and validity of the Persian version of Responsibility Beliefs scale in Iranian adolescents and suggest that this scale may be useful for studying the etiology of inflated responsibility beliefs that are hypothesized to become central in order to development of OCD. However, future research is needed to confirm these data in OCD patients.

Key words: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Inflated responsibility beliefs scale, Confirmatory factor analysis, Psychometric properties, Adolescents

Funding: This research was funded by article Authors.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Research Committee of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Halvaiepour Z, Nosratabadi M. Validation of the Persian Version of Responsibility Beliefs Questionnaire in Iranian Adolescents. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2014; 13(5): 471-80. [Farsi]


[1] -MSc in Clinical Psychology, Sirjan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, Iran

[2] - PhD Student in Social Welfare and Health, Dept., of Social Welfare, Tehran University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitatin,Tehran,Iran

(Corresponding Author) Tel: (0345) 4235183, Fax: (021) 22180048, E-mail: nosrat.welfare@gmail.com

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2013/07/14 | Accepted: 2014/11/26 | Published: 2014/11/26

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