Investigation of the Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Academic Expectations Stress among High School Students

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The purpose of this study is to investigation the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and academic expectations stress. The study was conducted with survey method, the study group consists of 369 high school students (269 females and 108 males) aged between 14, 15 and 16 years. The participants were administered Early Maladaptive Schema Questionnaires Set for Children and Adolescents between the ages of 10-16 and Academic Expectations Stress Inventory. Correlation and regression analyzes were used to examine the relationships between the variables. As a result of the study, it was found that there was a statistically positive and significant relationship between all early maladaptive schemas except for insufficient self-control and academic expectations stress. In addition, the regression analysis showed that academic expectations stress was significantly predicted by emotional deprivation, failure, enmeshment/undeveloped self, vulnerability, insufficient self-control, pessimism and punitiveness schemas in high school students. According to the research findings, early maladaptive schemas can be regarded as an important risk factor for academic expectations stress in high school students.

Keywords: Early maladaptive schemas, academic expectations stress, adolescence