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Table 7 Kendall’s tau (τ) IPQ-O inter sub-scale correlations

From: Testing the psychometric properties of the illness perceptions questionnaire for OCD (IPQ-O)

   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1. Identity              
2. Consequences τ .23**            
N 244            
3. Control τ .01 −.24**           
N 246 305           
4. Permanence τ .14** .24** −.24**          
N 254 313 313          
5 Coherence τ −.01 −.18** .28** −.09*         
N 255 313 311 325         
6. Reactivity τ .14** .09* .11** .11** −.07        
N 248 308 305 318 317        
7. Spectrum τ −.01 −.02 .06 0.02 −.04 0.05       
N 256 317 315 330 331 322       
8. Emotional representation τ .20** .51** −.20** .26** −.22** .15** −.09*      
N 252 314 313 324 326 317 329      
9. Environmental attributions τ .10* .23** −.01 −.00 −.03 .18** .12** .15**     
N 244 303 299 311 310 305 316 310     
10. Biological attributions τ .13** .11** .03 .17** −.08 .20** −.02 .16** −.06    
N 244 304 301 314 314 307 320 314 316    
11. Learned behaviour attributions τ .03 .03 .11** .00 .00 .17** .15** −0.06 .28** .06   
N 247 307 304 317 317 310 323 317 319 322   
12. Own characteristics attributions τ .11* .13** −.01 .15** −.11** .20** .18** .10* .36** −.02 .16**  
N 241 301 298 310 311 304 316 313 312 316 318  
  1. ** P < 0.01 (2-tailed) * P < 0.05 level (2-tailed)