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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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BORGES, Vanessa Lima; LOPES, Ederaldo José  and  LOPES, Renata Ferrarez Fernandes. Relationships between bullying and early maladaptive schemas in college students. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.1, pp. 57-64. ISSN 1808-5687.

This work aimed to understand the relationship between bullying and Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) in college students. Jeffrey E. Young conceptualizes EMS as self-defeating emotional and cognitive patterns initiated in childhood and adolescence, persistent and triggered by unmet basic emotional needs. Participated in this study 236 students of higher education in Nutrition, Physical Education, Computing, Pedagogy, Psychology, of both sexes, from 18 to 54 years old of the Federal University of Uberlândia. Students responded to the Young Schema Questionnaire - short form, a Bullying Victimization Scale and a sociodemographic questionnaire. Descriptive statistics of the data obtained by the answers to sociodemographic questions and the calculation of the Spearman correlation coefficient (ρ) were performed to verify the possible relationship between the variables. The results indicated positive correlations between bullying and the EMSs in the different courses studied, with the exception of Pedagogy. It is concluded that bullying in interaction with personality aspects (EIDs) can increase the individual's psychological suffering, or even trigger possible psychopathological conditions such as anxiety and depression. In this sense, schema therapy can provide strategies capable of improving the coping of bullying, but this hypothesis needs to be tested in later research.

Keywords : Bullying; Early Maladaptive Schemas; College Students.

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