Abstract


EMOTIONAL SCHEMES AS PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
In this study, it was aimed to investigate whether the emotional schemes of university students predict the levels of psychological flexibility. Participants of the study consisted of 270 students who were trained in the Buca Education Faculty during the fall semester of 2017-2018 and students were selected from different departments by random sampling method. The data of the study were collected through the Leahy Emotional Scale, Acceptance and Action Scale II and Personal Information Form. In the analysis of the data, SPSS 22 package and multiple linear regression analysis technique were used. As a result of the multiple linear regression analysis, it was found that the regression model was statistically significant. According to results, the sub-dimensions of emotional schemes, such as avoidance from emotions, uncontrollability, consensus, duration, guilt, denial of emotions, rationality, weakness towards emotions, seeing emotions as harmful, difference, validation, acceptance of feelings, rumination and comprehensibility accounted for 77% of changing in psychological flexibility level [R = .88, R2 = .77, F = 9,252; p <.05]. While acceptance of feelings, validity, uncontrollability, rumination, denial of emotions, guilt, comprehensibility and avoidance from emotion made a significant contribution to the model, there were not significant contribution of rationality, difference, acceptance of feelings, consensus, seeing emotions as harmful, weakness towards emotions. In addition, weakness towards emotions, avoidance from emotions, rumination, difference, denial of emotions, seeing emotions as harmful, uncontrollability and guilt have a meaningful negative association with psychological flexibility; comprehensibility, acceptance of feelings, duration, consensus, and validation have a meaningful positive association with psychological flexibility.The findings will be discussed in the light of the literature.

Keywords
Emotion, Emotional Shemas, Psychological Flexibility, Regression, University Students