Журнал психологии и психотерапии

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ISSN: 2161-0487


Assessment of the Relationship between Attitude toward Substance Abuse and Early Maladaptive Schemas in Medical Students

Khosrow Agin, Ali Mohammad Beigi Dehaghi*, and Mahsa Babaei

Background and aim: Early maladaptive schemas are effective in the formation of attitude toward substance abuse according to cognitive models. Our aim was assessment of the relationship between attitude toward substance abuse and early maladaptive schemas in medical students of “Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences”.

Materials and methods: This research has a correlational-descriptive method. We used the Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form and the Drug Attitude Scale test then we selected 157 medical students by available sampling method to fill the questionnaires. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software.

Results: Result indicated that there is a relationship between early maladaptive schemas and attitude toward substance abuse, in both genders. Furthermore, there are correlations between subscales of attitude toward substance test and early maladaptive schemas. The Mistrust/Abuse schema and the Unrelenting standards/Hypercriticalness schema are able to anticipate the attitude toward addiction.

Conclusion: Early maladaptive schemas have a role in formation of attitude toward substance abuse. Further studies on cognitive content of attitude toward substance abuse are needed.