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Schema Assessment Inventory through Activating Scenarios - Anti-social Behavior (IAECA-CA)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Inventário de Avaliação de Esquemas por Cenários Ativadores – Comportamento Antissocial

Portuguese Version

Capinha, M., da Motta, C., & Rijo, D. (2017)

General Description

The Schema Assessment Inventory through Activating Scenarios for schemas related with Anti-social Behavior is a 40-item self-report instrument using the Young Schema Questionnaire items to assess Early Maladaptive Schemas proposed as relating with aggressive and anti-social behavior: Mistrust/Abuse, Defectiveness/Shame, Failure to Achieve,Social Isolation/Alienation, Abandonment/Instability, Emotional Deprivation, Entitlement/Grandiosity, and Insufficient Self-control/Self-discipline. The respondent first reads a schema activating scenario and then responds items assessing each schema as well as a scale on schema related emotions. This procedure repeats for each one of the assessed 8 early maladaptive schemas. Portuguese validation studies were made in a community sample of 307 adolescents and in a forensic sample of 378 youth (mostly males) with severe behavioral problems, both aged between 12 and 18 years old. It offers a score on schemas prominence and schema related disruptive emotions when a specific schema is triggered, which can be useful both for research on schemas and emotions as well as for clinical intervention practices.

References
  • Capinha, M., da Motta, C., & Rijo, D. (2017). IAECA-CA: Inventário de Avaliação de Esquemas por Cenários Activadores – Comportamento anti-social. In M. Simões, L. S. Almeida, & M. Gonçalves (Eds.), Instrumentos e Contextos de Avaliação Psicológica (287-304). PACTOR.

Contacts

Daniel Rijo – drijo@fpce.uc.pt