An Integrative Perspective On The Interplay Between Early Maladaptive Schemas And Well-Being: The Role Of Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation

[Speaker] Yakin, Duygu:1
[Co-author] Gencoz, Tulin:2
1:Istanbul Arel University (Turkey), 2:Middle East Technical University (Turkey)

The present study employs a positive psychology perspective to schema theory and aims to identify the role of resilience factors. In this regard, emotion regulation and self-compassion were utilized as the indicators of the healthy adult mode. Thus, the data was gathered from 296 adults (179 female, 117 male), whose ages ranged between 17 and 52 years participated in the present study. The questionnaire set consisted of Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ-S3), Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), Self-compassion Scale (SCS), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). Accordingly, the possible mediator roles of self-compassion and emotion regulation were examined via Hayes' procedure for parallel multiple mediation. Hypotheses of the present study were confirmed. More importantly, emotion regulation was found to be crucial in terms of the development of psychopathological symptoms compared to self-compassion; whereas, self-compassion was found to be more crucial in terms of life satisfaction.
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