MiCBT Research (Selected Studies)

Research and Publications on Mindfulness-integrated CBT.

Measuring Mindfulness in Clinical Populations: A Study of the Mindfulness Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Investigator: Sally Francis  

Institute: Swinburne University & MiCBT Institute  

This study (N = 163) is part of a larger (MA) research project assessing various self-report measures of mindfulness; the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (Buchheld, Grossman, Wallach, 2001), the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (Brown & Ryan, 2003), the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills (Baer, Smith & Allen, 2004), and the Mindfulness Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES) (Cayoun & Freestun, 2003), and measures of well being. The MSES was specifically designed to measure the effects of mindfulness in clinical populations. This, and another study (N = 1250), found that the MSES has high internal consistency (Chronbach Alpha = .86) and correlates well with the three other measures of mindfulness. A survey of a community sample (N = 101) also showed that the MSES clearly differentiates clinical from non-clinical samples. The results suggest that the MSES is a valid and reliable measure of self-efficacy associated with mindfulness training in clinical populations. Clinicians and researchers interested in the research can contact the principal author: Sally Francis.

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