Young Schema Questionnaire: factor structure and specificity in relation to anxiety in Chinese adolescents

Yan, Yulei, Wang, Jianping, Yu, Wei, He, Li, and Oei, Tian P.S. (2018) Young Schema Questionnaire: factor structure and specificity in relation to anxiety in Chinese adolescents. Psychiatry Investigation, 15 (1). pp. 41-48.

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Abstract

Objective: The goal of this study was to examine the factor structure of Young Schema Questionnaire-short form (YSQ-SF) in a sample of Chinese adolescents, and to explore which maladaptive schemas were associated with anxiety symptoms.

Methods: YSQ-SF was administered to 983 nonclinical Chinese adolescents aged 13–17 years. Confirmatory factor analyses with weighted least squares means and variance adjusted estimation were conducted to examine the factor structure of YSQ-SF. Stepwise regression analyses were performed to identify schemas associated with anxiety symptoms.

Results: A bifactor model with 15 correlated factors fitted the data better than other priori defined models. Stepwise regressions showed Vulnerability to harm, Abandonment, Emotional inhibition, Subjugation, and Unrelenting standards schemas were associated with anxiety symptoms. Furthermore, different anxiety symptoms were associated with common and distinctive schemas.

Conclusion: Maladaptive schemas were already stably formed in Chinese adolescents, however there's no robust evidence for the existence of domain. The explanatory value of maladaptive schemas for understanding psychopathology of anxiety in adolescence is discussed.

Item ID: 52542
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1976-3026
Keywords: Young Schema Questionnaire, factor structure, schema, adolescent, anxiety
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 05:02
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