Comparing early maladaptive schemas, sexual knowledge and attitude in applicant for divorce and ordinary couples

Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc. in clinical psychology, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Guilan, Iran

2 Assistant professor of Psychology,Payam Noor University, Iran

3 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.


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