Document Type : Research Paper
M.Sc. in clinical psychology, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Guilan, Iran
Assistant professor of Psychology,Payam Noor University, Iran
M.Sc. in psychology, Ramsar Branch, Payame Noor University, Mazandaran, Iran
Introduction: The main purpose of this study has been to compare the early maladaptive schemas, sexual knowledge and attitude among applicant for divorce and ordinary couples.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, a sample of 182 cases (91 divorce applicant and 91 ordinary couples) fulfilled sexual knowledge and attitude scale and early maladaptive schemas scale. Data analyzed through one-variable and multivariate of variance analysis.
Results: The results showed that there is a significant difference between applicant for divorce and ordinary couples in terms of early maladaptive schemas, sexual knowledge and attitude (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Divorce applicant couples have higher primary maladaptive schemas, and lower scores in sexual knowledge and attitude compared to ordinary couples.