Volume 16, Number 1 (4-2010)                   IJPCP 2010, 16(1): 21-33 | Back to browse issues page


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Yousefi N, Etemadi O, Bahrami F, Ahmadi S A, Fatehi zadah M A. Comparing Early Maladaptive Schemas Among Divorced and Non-divorced Couples as Predictors of Divorce. IJPCP. 2010; 16 (1) :21-33
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PhD. in Family Counseling. , naseryoosefi@yahoo.com
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Objectives: The aim of the present study was to assess early maladaptive schemas in marital relationship as a predictor of divorce. Method: The sample included 150 divorce applicant couples and 155 ordinary couples (305 couples in total). Divorce applicants were selected from court clients using convenience sampling, and the normal group was selected using random multi-staged sampling from a number of high schools in the city of

Isfahan. All sample couples were tested using Early Maladaptive Schema Scale (EMSs). For data analysis, discriminate analysis was used in addition to descriptive statistics method. Results: The schemas of mistrust-abuse, unrelenting standards and emotional inhibition with standard correlations of 0.67, 0.57 and 0.57 respectively, had the highest predicting power. From among demographic factors, only education and income had a significant predictive power for divorce (p<0.001). Conclusion: Divorce could be predicted based on early maladaptive schemas. Also, a model of divorce prevention and marital therapy based on the schematic therapeutic approach can be developed. In addition, the results of this research can be applied in clinical and counseling environments to help problematic couples and couples on the threshold of divorce.

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Received: 2010/04/4

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