The Effectiveness of Schema Therapy on Emotional Adjustment and Self-Control of Married Women Aged 30 To 40

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Health Psychology, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Master's student, Department of General Psychology, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of schema therapy on emotional adjustment and self-control among married women aged 30 to 40 years. The statistical population included all married women aged 30-40 who visited six health centers in District 5 of Tehran in 1399-1400. The sample size was 50 people, of which 30 were selected using an availability sampling method. The data collection tool comprised Tanjeni et al.'s (2004) self-control questionnaire, Bell's (1961) emotional adjustment test, and a description and summary of the content of Yang's schema therapy intervention sessions (2003). The collected data was analyzed using SPSS21 software through both descriptive and inferential methods. Descriptive statistics were utilized to calculate the mean and standard deviation of the research variables, as well as to display the frequency and related graphs. Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) was used to analyze the data for the main hypotheses, while univariate analysis (ANCOVA) was used for the sub-hypotheses. The results indicate that the therapeutic schema is effective in improving the emotional adjustment and self-control of married women aged 30 to 40 years (P<0.05). Schema therapy training has a greater impact on the emotional compatibility of married women than self-control, varying in intensity.


Volume 5, Issue 3
October 2023
Pages 159-170
  • Receive Date: 04 March 2023
  • Revise Date: 13 June 2023
  • Accept Date: 25 September 2023