THE RELATIONSHIP OF YOUNG’S PRIMARY INCONSISTENT SCHEMAS ON ATTACHMENT STYLES IN FEMALES STUDENTS IN ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY

N. Mashayekhi1, S. Mashayekhi2, M.T. Bin Hj. Ninggal2

1Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Beranch (IRAN)
2University Technology of Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
The aim of this study was to check the relationship between Young’s primary inconsistent schemas and attachment styles.
The sample consisted of 170 female students in Isfahan University.
In order to collect the information two questionnaires were used, Young’s primary inconsistent schemas scale includes 15 sub scales:
Group I: (Disconnection / Rejection) contains a domains: 1-Emotional deprivation (ED), 2 -Abandonment / Instability (AB), 3 -Mistrust / Abuse (MA), 4 -Social isolation / Alienation (SI), 5 -Defectiveness / Shame (DS)
Group II: (Autonomy and impaired performance) including a domain: 1-Failure (FA), 2 -Dependence / Incompetence (DI), 3 -Vulnerability to harm and illness (VH), 4 -Enmeshment / Undeveloped Self (EM)
Group III: (Restrictions impaired) contains a domain: 1 -Entitlements / Grandiosity (ET), 2 -Insufficient Self-Control / Self-Discipline (IS)
Group IV: (Direction) excessive focus on the needs, desires and feelings of others, including a subset of 1-Subjugation (SB), 2- Self-sacrifice (SS)
Group V: (listen to live too, and inhibition) including a subset of 1- Emotional Inhibition (EI) and tough measures, 2- (Unrelenting Standards / Hyper criticalness) (US)

The results showed that there are significant relationship between Young’s primary inconsistent schemas with sub scales of attachment scale (p<0.05), so there is a negative and significant relationship between the attachment scale and all the factors of primary inconsistent schemas. the correlation coefficient between the proximity scales and the factors of (Social isolation/Alienation, Defectiveness/shame, Emotional deprivation, Subjugation, Emotional inhibition, Insufficient self control/self discipline) at the level of (p<0.05) shows a significant and negative relationship between anxiety and sub scales of the Young’s schemas has a positive and significant relationship (p<0.5) .

In general, findings indicate that primary inconsistent schemas have affected attachment styles. Thus by increasing the score of primary in consistent schemas the amount of attachments decreases. Finally, the result showed that the increase in primary inconsistent schemas will intensify the anxiety in people.