Difficulties in cognitive emotion regulation plays role in psychological disorders. There are significant emotional regulation difficulties underlying obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive beliefs. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between obsessive beliefs and cognitive emotion regulation in adults according to various sociodemographic components. There search was carried out with 250 non-clinical participants, 131 of the mare women and 119 of the mare men, aged between 18 and 60, living in Istanbul. Data were collected from the participants using the sociodemographic information form, Obsessive Beliefs Scale-44, and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Scale. According to the results of the applied correlation analysis; A significant positive correlation was found between obsessive beliefs and emotion regulation components. It has been determined that cognitive emotion regulation strategies applied by individuals with negative situations are related to obsessive beliefs, and cognitive emotion regulation strategies such as focusing on thoughts, destruction (catastrophe) and self-blame cause an increase in obsessive beliefs. It is thought that teaching and using more functional strategies instead of dysfunctional cognitive emotion regulation strategies will be beneficial in preventing them from developing obsessive beliefs.
Keywords: Obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive beliefs, obsessive emotion regulation