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.
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