Comparison of Difficulty in Emotion Regulation, Early Maladaptive Schemas and Body Image Concerns in Girls with and without Overweight

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master student of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Family Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


The aim of the present study was to determining the difference in the difficulty of emotion regulation, early maladaptive schemas and body image concerns in girls with and without overweight. The research method was comparative. The statistical population of single girls aged 18 to 25 were members of social networks in Tehran in 2021. The research tool was distributed among 485 people. 202 people were selected by purposeful sampling based on body mass index. The research tools included Gratz and Roemer's Difficulty in Emotion Regulation Scale, Young's Early Maladaptive Schema Questionnaire, and Littleton's Body Image Concern Inventory. The data was analyzed by covariance analysis. The results showed that the average difficulty in emotion regulation, early maladaptive schemas and concern about body image is different in girls with and without overweight, and the overweight status is the ability to explain the variance of the difference in the difficulty of emotion regulation, early maladaptive schemas and concern about body image between the two groups. It was suggested; counselors and therapists should pay attention to the difficulty of emotional regulation, early maladaptive schemas and concern about people's body image in the treatment of psychological problems of overweight.


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