Obsessive compulsive traits, thinking about your own thoughts, your attention to the present moment and your tendency to daydream

Does thinking about your own thoughts, your attention to the present moment, and your tendency to daydream relate to obsessive compulsive tendencies?

My name is Backtash Yasin and I am a final year student of Psychology at London South Bank University. For my final year research project, I am carrying out a piece of research which assesses the relationship between obsessive compulsive traits, metacognition, mindfulness and mind wandering traits (while controlling for anxiety). This study is supervised by Dr Alex Marchant and if you would like to discuss any aspect of the research with Dr Marchant, you can contact him by email (marchaa4@lsbu.ac.uk). You can also contact me by email (yasinb@lsbu.ac.uk). I would appreciate your participation, as this study will give more information about relative contribution of other personality factors to obsessive compulsive traits.

If you would like to take part, you would need to complete five questionnaires. There are 82 questions in total and your participation should take approximately 30 minutes of your time. There are no right or wrong answers. Try to be as honest as possible and choose the answer that you think best reflects your experiences. Any information that you provide is completely confidential and in the study you will only be known by a participant number; I and my supervisor will be the only people to access this information.

You do not have to take part in this study if you don’t wish to.  If you decide to take part, you may withdraw without any obligations up until the point this study is submitted. Please email me (yasinb@lsbu.ac.uk) and I will remove your data from the analyses. 

You may keep this sheet for your own reference. Please feel free to ask any questions if there is something you are not sure about. Your consent form will be stored separately from the anonymous information you provide for the research project. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Psychology Department’s internal ethical procedure at London South Bank University.

Below is the link to take part in the survey: