Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire: Reliability and factor structure: A Swedish version
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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.