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Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire: Reliability and factor structure: A Swedish version

Lilja, Josefine; Frodi-Lundgren, Annika; Johansson Hanse, Jan; Josefsson, Torbjörn; Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU ; Sköld, Camilla; Hansen, Erling LU and Broberg, Anders (2011) In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 40. p.291-303
Abstract
Two studies were conducted to assess the Swedish version of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) originally created by Baer et al. (2006). The aim of Study 1 was to examine the psychometric properties of the FFMQ using data from 498 individuals. Quantitative and qualitative analyses resulted in a reduction of the scale by ten items. Psychometric properties, including internal consistency of the revised instrument, were examined. The Swedish FFMQ provides results comparable with those obtained by Baer. Cronbach´s alphas were high for all the facets. The Swedish FFMQ appears to be a potentially useful tool in measuring mindfulness among Swedish participants. The aim of Study 2 was to test the suggested hierarchal five-factor... (More)
Two studies were conducted to assess the Swedish version of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) originally created by Baer et al. (2006). The aim of Study 1 was to examine the psychometric properties of the FFMQ using data from 498 individuals. Quantitative and qualitative analyses resulted in a reduction of the scale by ten items. Psychometric properties, including internal consistency of the revised instrument, were examined. The Swedish FFMQ provides results comparable with those obtained by Baer. Cronbach´s alphas were high for all the facets. The Swedish FFMQ appears to be a potentially useful tool in measuring mindfulness among Swedish participants. The aim of Study 2 was to test the suggested hierarchal five-factor solution and construct validity, using a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In replication of findings with the English version of the FFMQ, the CFA showed that the Observe facet was not a significant part of an overall self-reported mindfulness structure in a Swedish population with little meditation experience. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Two studies were conducted to assess the Swedish version of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) originally created by Baer et al. (2006). The aim of Study 1 was to examine the psychometric properties of the FFMQ using data from 498 individuals. Quantitative and qualitative analyses resulted in a reduction of the scale by ten items. Psychometric properties, including internal consistency of the revised instrument, were examined. The Swedish FFMQ provides results comparable with those obtained by Baer. Cronbach´s alphas were high for all the facets. The Swedish FFMQ appears to be a potentially useful tool in measuring mindfulness among Swedish participants. The aim of Study 2 was to test the suggested hierarchal five-factor solution and construct validity, using a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In replication of findings with the English version of the FFMQ, the CFA showed that the Observe facet was not a significant part of an overall self-reported mindfulness structure in a Swedish population with little meditation experience.},
  author       = {Lilja, Josefine and Frodi-Lundgren, Annika and Johansson Hanse, Jan and Josefsson, Torbjörn and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar and Sköld, Camilla and Hansen, Erling and Broberg, Anders},
  issn         = {1651-2316},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {291--303},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Cognitive Behaviour Therapy},
  title        = {Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire: Reliability and factor structure: A Swedish version},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2011.580367},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
}