The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of body image coping strategies in women with gender roles and early maladaptive schemas. The sample group of 1000 people was reached randomly, regardless of occupational groups, regions and other sociodemographic variables. The participants who made up the sample were included in the study on a voluntary basis. Personal Information Form, Gender Roles Attitude Scale, Body Image Coping Strategies Scale and Young Schema Scale were used in the research. As the gender roles sub-dimension egalitarian attitude increases, positive logical acceptance and appearance correction scores increase and avoidance scores decrease. As traditional attitude scores increase, appearance correction and avoidance scores increase. Results of the study show that as gender roles sub-dimension egalitarian attitude increases, positive logical acceptance and appearance correction scores increase and avoidance scores decrease. Significant associations were obtained with body image coping strategies and early maladaptive schemas. It is seen that the sub-dimensions of Young Schema Scale which are failure, nesting/dependency, abandonment, defectiveness, pessimism, social isolation/insecurity, suppressing emotions, seeking approval, open to threats, high standards, emotional deprivation positively predict avoidance. It has been determined that the schemas of imperfection, abandonment, suppression of emotions, and vulnerability to threats are more significant predictors of avoidance. Social isolation, abandonment, punishment, privilege/insufficient self-control, which are sub-dimensions of the Young Schema Scale, were found to be significant predictors of positive logical acceptance. The effect of abandonment, punishment, privilege/insufficient self-control is positive and the effect of social isolation is negative.
Keywords: Gender, genderqueer, body image, early maladaptive schemas