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Raw Data and STATA data file for the Manuscript titled Adverse Childhood Experiences and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits: Effects of Attachment, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Metacognition

posted on 2023-10-23, 00:51 authored by Emily GrayEmily Gray, Naomi SwellerNaomi Sweller, Simon BoagSimon Boag

This study aimed to investigate whether attachment-anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and metacognition have indirect effects in the association between ACEs and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits (OCPT) in various network models. Undergraduate psychology students (N = 291) participated in an anonymous 30-minute online survey consisting of a series of self-report questionnaires regarding adverse childhood experiences, attachment, intolerance of uncertainty, metacognition, OCPT, and depression. Bootstrapped serial mediation revealed attachment-anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty had a serial-mediation effect in the association between ACEs and OCPT. Serial mediation was not found for metacognition and attachment-anxiety. However, metacognition alone mediated between child emotional abuse and OCPT. These findings expand our currently limited knowledge regarding the etiology of OCPT and suggest that attachment-anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and metacognition may be important contributors for understanding the development of OCPT following ACE exposure.

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This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) ScholarshipT


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