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Early maladaptive schemas in individuals with and without B cluster personality disorders
 
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Eghlid Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Submission date: 2017-01-03
Final revision date: 2017-02-20
Acceptance date: 2017-03-21
Online publication date: 2017-06-13
Publication date: 2017-12-01
 
Current Issues in Personality Psychology 2017;5(4):260–271
 
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The purpose of this research was to examine the role of early maladaptive schemas in patients with and without B cluster personality disorders, based on gender, age and educational status. The sample consisted of 150 Iranian outpatients with borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, and antisocial personality disorders and controls, who were selected through the purposive sampling method. A demographic questionnaire and the Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form (YSQ-SF) were used in this study. The results demonstrated that patients with B cluster personality disorders had significantly higher levels of early maladaptive schemas than the control group. A significant effect was found with regards to gender in relation to early maladaptive schemas. The findings did not support the influence of age or educational level in early maladaptive schemas.
 
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