Cross-cultural validity of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire: Adaptation and validation in a French-speaking sample

A. Heeren, C. Douilliez, V. Peschard, L. Debrauwere, P. Philippot

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Abstract

Introduction: Recent research has revealed that mindfulness training improves mental health and psychological functioning. Although several questionnaires have been developed to measure mindfulness, the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), [Baer et al., 2006. Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13, 27-45] is currently one of the most empirically-based scale assessing mindfulness. Objective: The present study was designed to: (1) test the psychometric properties and (2) explore the structural validation of the French version of the FFMQ. Method: Two hundred and fourteen participants were tested using the French version of the FFMQ. Results: Using confirmatory factor analysis, the results showed the French version of the FFMQ has good psychometric properties and a structural validity similar to the initial version. Conclusion: This adaptation constituted a validated mindfulness measure for French-speaking clinicians as well as researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalRevue Europeenne de Psychologie Appliquee
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • FFMQ
  • French-speaking sample
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-report assessment
  • Validation

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