Prediction of Substance Abuse Based on Early Maladaptive Schemas and Perfectionism among Students

Afsaneh Mansourijalilian, Kamran Yazdanbakhsh, Afsaneh Mansourijalilian
Objective: This study was conducted with the aim of predicting tendency to substance abuse based on early maladaptive schemas and perfectionism among students. Method: The present study was a descriptive-correlation one. The students of Razi University constituted the statistical population of the study, among whom the number of 288 students (137 females, 151 males) was randomly selected as the participants of the study by cluster sampling. The participants filled out Tendency to Substance
more » ... y to Substance Abuse Inventory (Weed et al., 1992), short form of the Young Schema Questionnaire (second edition, 2005), and Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale (Terry Short et al., 1995). Results: The results proved mistrust/abuse, dependence/incompetence, subjugation and self-control/insufficient self-discipline to be predictors of substance abuse. Conclusion: The results contain many practical implications.