The Rrelationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Avoidant Coping Styles, and Academic Self-Handicapping of the Students

Sarvar Azarnava, Hassan Boland

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and avoidant coping styles and academic self-handicapping of the students. This was a correlational study. The statistical population included all pre-university students in Rasht in academic year of 2013-2014 of whom 348 students were selected using the multistage cluster sampling method. Early maladaptive schemas questionnaire, Yang's avoidance questionnaire, and handicapping questionnaire were used for data collection. Findings showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between the total score of early maladaptive schemas and all five areas of the schema with the total score academic self-handicapping and subscales of the claiming handicapping and behavioral handicapping. There is a positive and significant meaningful work the competitiveness and handicapping. The results showed that early maladaptive schemas related to the disruptive limitations could significantly predict 32% of the academic self-handicapping of the pre-university students. Therefore, it seems that changing and modifying the early maladaptive schemas and avoidant coping styles of the students can be effective in reducing the rate of academic self-handicapping.

 


Keywords


Early Maladaptive Schemas, Avoidant Coping Styles, Academic Self-Handicapping.

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