Development and Examination of the Five-Factor Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory–Short Form

Sarah A. Griffin, Takakuni Suzuki, Donald R. Lynam, Cristina Crego, Thomas A. Widiger, Joshua D. Miller, Douglas B. Samuel

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The Five-Factor Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (FFOCI) is an assessment of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) that is based on the conceptual framework of the five-factor model (FFM) of personality. The FFOCI has 12 subscales that assess those five-factor model facets relevant to the description of OCPD. Research has suggested that the FFOCI scores relate robustly to existing measures of OCPD and relevant scales from general personality inventories. Nonetheless, the FFOCI’s length—120 items—may limit its clinical utility. This study derived a 48-item FFOCI–Short Form (FFOCI-SF) from the original measure using item response theory methods. The FFOCI-SF scales successfully recreated the nomological network of the original measure and improved discriminant validity relative to the long form. These results support the use of the FFOCI-SF as a briefer measure of the lower-order traits associated with OCPD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-68
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • five-factor model
  • obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • perfectionism
  • rigidity
  • workaholism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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