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The relationship between early maladaptive schemas with meaning of life and well-being elderly. Salmand. 2016;
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1186-en.html

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Objective The present study aimed to examine the relationship between early maladaptive schemas with meaning of life and well-being elderly and investigation and prediction of the meaning of life and well-being by early maladaptive schemas.

Methods and materials In this research, a total of 200 older people (96women and 104men) were selected from Tehran city by convenience sampling. The  instruments used  in this study consisted of the Yung  early maladaptive schema questionnaire – short form(SQ-SF), meaning of life questionnaire(MLQ) and Ryffs  Scales of Psychological Well-being(RSPWB).

RESULTS The results of Multiple Regression analyses showed that 37% finding meaning, 27%meaning in life,27% self- acceptance, 24% positive relationship with the others,44% environment control can be predictd by early maladaptive schemas. Early maladaptive schemas cannot   project autonomy, personal growth and purpose in life. This correlation was significantly (p<001).Based of analyses of variance, the explain regression method is also significant and liner because the value of F test for determining the effect of independent variables on finding meaning and meaning in life 521,322,which is significant( p<001) .Also effect of independent variables on well-being ,self-acceptance f=322, positive relationship with the others,f=268and environment control f=217,which is significant( p<001)  .

CONCLUSION Findings of this research revealed that early maladaptive schemas( unrelenting standards ,self-sacrifice, subjugation, emotional deprivation, social isolation, failure) have predictive power for meaning of life and  well-being, which may affect mental  health of elderly ( between 65-80).

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2016/09/10 | Accepted: 2016/10/18

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