ROCI Description and norms

The Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Inventory [ROCI]

The Relationship Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (ROCI; Doron et al., 2012) is a self-report measure of obsessions and compulsions centered on one’s romantic relationship. The scale includes 12 items loading on three relational dimensions: feelings towards one’s partner (e.g., “I continuously reassess whether I really love my partner”), one’s perception of partner’s feelings (e.g., “I continuously doubt my partner’s love for me”), and one’s appraisal of the “rightness” of the relationship (e.g., “I check and recheck whether my relationship feels right”). Participants rate the extent to which such thoughts and behaviors described their experiences in intimate relationships on a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 4 (very much). All subscales, as well as the total score including all 12 items, have been shown to relate to measures of OCD symptoms, measures of anxiety, depression and stress, and relationship measures (Doron et al., 2012). The internal consistencies of the subscales in our sample (Cronbach’s alphas) ranged from .84 to .89. The internal consistency of the entire scale was .93 and its test-retest (9 weeks) reliability was .69.

Helpful norms for the ROCI 

Group Means, Standard Deviations, in Relationship-Centered (ROCI)







M SD   M SD   M SD
ROCI 2.13 0.80 1.12 0.84 0.68 0.77


Important notes:

For items mean score calculation of the ROCI:  Add scores of the 12 ROCI items (excluding items 2 and 8) then divide by 12.

Table Notes: 1 Clients presenting with ROCD as main reason of referral; 2 Clients presenting with OCD other than ROCD as main reason of referral;3 Individuals from a large community cohort who completed the questionnaires online.

Rule of thumb: Scoring higher than 2SD above the mean of the community cohort or higher than the mean of ROCD clients (whichever is lower) warrants further clinical attention.