The path analysis of early maladaptive schemas, coping strategies and mental quality of life

Dehghani, Sepideh and Izadikhah, Zahra and Nasab, Maryam and Rezaei, Elham (2014) The path analysis of early maladaptive schemas, coping strategies and mental quality of life. Journal of Research in Behavioural Sciences, 12 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1735-2029

Abstract

Aim and Background: Early maladaptive schemas are assumed to be a disrupting factor for quality of life. Yet, the mechanism of this vulnerability is not well known. The purpose of this study was to investigate mediating effect of coping strategies on the relationship between early maladaptive schemas in the domain of disconnection and rejection and mental quality of life.

Methods and Materials: The research was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population was consisting of males and females who were 20 to 35 years old and they were residents of Isfahan in the year 1390. Two hundred and forty five of people were selected by available sampling method. They completed the Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form (YSQ-SF), Coping Inventory for Stressful Situation (CISS) and WHOQOL-BREF Quality of life Questionnaire. Data was analyzed by using path analysis with SPSS 18 and LISREL 8.5.

Findings: The path analysis indicated that emotion-focused strategy is the mediator on the relationship between emotional deprivation schema and mental quality of life (direct effect = -0.11, indirect effect = -0.07, P< 0.05) and between abandonment schema and mental quality of life (direct effect = -0.09, indirect effect = -0.04, P< 0.05).

Conclusions: Coping strategies are mediator on the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and mental quality of life. Therefore, modification of coping strategies can improve mental quality of life in people who have early maladaptive schemas.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 22:20
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: early maladaptive schemas, coping strategies, mental quality of life
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36806

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