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Mojallal M, Hakim Javadi M, Mousavi S V A, Hosseinkhanzadeh A A, Gholam Ali Lavasani M. Early Maladaptive Schemas and Interpersonal Problems in Iranian University Students. PCP. 2015; 3 (1) :11-22
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1- MA Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
2- phD Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University, Guilan, Rash, Iran
3- phD Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Guilan, Rash, Iran
4- phD Department of Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1018 Views)

Objective: In recent years, interpersonal relationships have become more complex and increasing number of people suffers from seclusion and loneliness. Early maladaptive schemas (EMSs), important cognitive structures, are expected to have a profound effect on interpersonal relationships. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between EMSs and interpersonal problems among university students. 

Methods: This study was a cross-sectional correlational study. A total of 150 female students selected using snowball sampling method out of Rasht universities and completed the Short Form of Young Schema Questionnaire (SF-YSQ) and the 64-item Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-32). For data analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient test and stepwise regression were administered. SPSS-20 was used for statistical analysis. 
Results: Results showed positive significant correlations between EMSs’ domains, especially the domains of disconnection/rejection and impaired autonomy and performance with interpersonal problems. 
Conclusion: Given the important role of EMSs in interpersonal relationships, and the significant role of interpersonal relationships in psychological adjustment, further investigations on this field seem necessary.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cognitive behavioral
Received: 2014/02/12 | Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2015/01/1

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