First-Grade Students Effectiveness of Early Maladaptive Schema Therapy on Behavioral Syndromes Among First-Grade Students
- *Corresponding Author:
- Somaieh Salehi
Professional Family and Child Clinic
Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Received date: November 23, 2016; Accepted date: February 02, 2017; Published date: February 6, 2017
Citation: Salehi S, ParsaSirat N, Motaghian L (2017) First-Grade Students Effectiveness of Early Maladaptive Schema Therapy on Behavioral Syndromes Among First-Grade Students. J Socialomics 6:193. doi: 10.4172/2167-0358.1000193
Copyright: © 2017 Salehi S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Introduction: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of early maladaptive schema therapy on behavioral syndromes among first-grade students of Tehran/Iran.
Methods: The population of the study was all the students for ministry of science and education in Tehran. 180 students were selected by cluster random sampling method. The design of the study was pre-test, post-test with control group. 90 students assigned for experimental group and 90 students assigned for control group. Both group completed child behavior checklist (CBCL) before and after the therapy. Only experimental group received the therapy.
Results: The results showed early maladaptive schema therapy improved behavioral syndromes including externalizing and internalizing behavior of first grade students. The results showed that there is significant difference among all subscales of CBCL in children in pre-test and post-test (P<0.001).
Conclusion: It is suggested to promote parents in getting rid of dysfunctional, maladaptive emotional and behavior patterns caused by their own schemas. It is recommended to apply this therapy for all first-grade students to prevent other behavioral problems during school age.