Francis Scott Young

Obsessed: A Correlational Study of OCD Tendencies and Romantic Relationships in College

Romantic relationships in college are influenced by a number of factors. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and romantic relationships in college students. Fifty-three students participated, taking the Young Romance in College Scale (YRCS) and the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory Revised (OCIR). The YRCS measured demographics, number of romantic relationships, length of romantic relationships, and confidence levels in talking with members of the opposite sex. The results showed that individuals with higher OCD levels tend to have more romantic relationships. There was not a statistically significant relationship between the number of OCD tendencies individuals report and their confidence in talking with members of the opposite sex.