Comparison of the effectiveness of indigenous schema therapy with Yang schema therapy on emotional regulation and desire for divorce in conflicting couples

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University Isfahan, Iran (Corresponding Author)

3 Professor, Department of Educational Science and Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.


Introduction: Researchers compare different treatment approaches to determine their effectiveness; Therefore, the present study aimed to compare the effectiveness of indigenous schema therapy with Yang schema therapy on emotional regulation and desire for divorce in conflicted couples in Isfahan.
Material and Methods: The research method is quasi-experimental. The statistical population of the study was all couples with conflict problems who referred to counseling and psychology centers in Isfahan. From this population, 48 people were randomly selected and randomly divided into three groups (native schema therapy, Yang schema therapy and control group.) Were assigned. Research tools included Divorce Questionnaire (Roosevelt, Johnson & Moro, 1986) and Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (Graz, 2004). Data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance and Bonferroni post hoc test.
Results: The results showed that the native schema therapy package was effective in reducing the desire for divorce and improving emotional regulation (P <0.01) and Yang schema therapy was effective only in emotional regulation (P <0.01). The results also showed that there was a significant difference between the effectiveness of the native schema therapy package and Young's schema therapy on reducing the desire for divorce at the level of P <0.01, but there was no significant difference between the effectiveness of these two methods on improving emotional regulation (P <0.01).
Conclusion: It seems that the native package of schema therapy is effective on both variables of desire for divorce and improving emotion regulation.


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