The schema questionnaire - Short form: Factor analysis and relationship between schemas and symptoms

  • Welburn K
  • Coristine M
  • Dagg P
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Abstract

The original version of the Schema Questionnaire was developed byYoung to measure early maladaptive schemas. These maladaptive schemas are thought to be important in the developmentandmaintenance of psychiatricsymptoms, suchas anxietyanddepres- sion. Factor analytic research with this 205-item version of the Schema Questionnaire has supported the schemas proposed by Young. The Schema Questionnaire—Short Form (SQ-SF) was designed (J. E. Young, 1998) to measure 15 maladaptive schemas and is a briefer (75 item) instrument. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the SQ-SF with a sample of patients in a psychiatric day treatment pro- gram.Thefactor analysis supported the15schemasubscalesproposedbyYoung.These 15 subscales demonstrated good internal consistency. The present study also examined the relationship between theSQ-SFsubscales and psychiatric symptomatology. Results provided support for the construct validity of the SQ-SF, suggesting the importance of maladaptive schemas in the development and maintenance of psychiatric symptoms.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Brief Symptom Inventory
  • Schema Questionnaire
  • factor analysis
  • psychiatric symptoms
  • questionnaire validation
  • schema

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Authors

  • Ken Welburn

  • Marjorie Coristine

  • Paul Dagg

  • Amanda Pontefract

  • Shelley Jordan

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