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PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF “YOUNG SCHEMA QUESTIONNAIRE-SHORT FORM 3” IN A TURKISH ADOLESCENT SAMPLE

Vol XI, No. 1, 2011 Comments (0)

Dilek SARITAŞ, Tülin GENÇÖZ
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form 3 (YSQ-SF3) among Turkish adolescents. A total of 356 high school students (198 females and 158 males) whose ages ranged between 15 and 18 participated in the study, and were administered the YSQ-SF3, the Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-T), the Trait Anger Inventory (ANG-T), and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). Higher-order factor analysis run using the original 18 Early maladaptive Schemas (EMSs) revealed three internally consistent higher-order factors (i.e., schema domains) which were named Impaired Limits-Exaggerated Standards, Disconnection-Rejection, and  Impaired Autonomy-Other Directedness. Concurrent validity analyses indicated that even after controlling for the effects of positive and negative affect, the Impaired Limits-Exaggerated Standards schema domain was significantly associated with anger, while Disconnection-Rejection and Impaired Autonomy-Other Directedness schema domains were significantly associated with anxiety. Findings are discussed in line with the literature.

Keywords: Early maladaptive schemas, Adolescent, Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ)

Pages: 83-96

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