Thought-action fusion: A comprehensive analysis using structural equation modeling
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Behav. Res. Ther.
thought-action fusion; structural equation modeling; obsessive-compulsive disorder; intrusive thoughts; OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER; MAGICAL THINKING; PADUA INVENTORY; SYMPTOMS; SUPPRESSION; RESPONSIBILITY; ADOLESCENTS; INTRUSIONS; SAMPLE; GUILT; Psychology, Clinical
Thought-action fusion (TAF), the phenomenon whereby one has difficulty separating cognitions from corresponding behaviors, has implications in a wide variety of disturbances, including eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Numerous constructs believed to contribute to the etiology or maintenance of TAF have been identified in the literature, but to date, no study has empirically integrated these findings into a comprehensive model. In this study, we examined simultaneously an array of variables thought to be related to TAF, and subsequently developed a model that elucidates the role of those variables that seem most involved in this phenomenon using a structural equation modeling approach. Results indicated that religiosity, as predicted by ethnic identity, was a significant predictor of TAF. Additionally, the relation between ethnic identity and TAF was partially mediated by an inflated sense of responsibility. Both TAF and obsessive-compulsive symptoms were found to be significant predictors of engagement in neutralization activities. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Behaviour Research and Therapy
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