Date of Award

12-7-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology

Committee Chair

Michael S. Christopher, Ph.D.

Abstract

The aim of this review is to examine mindfulness measures and determine future directions for mindfulness assessment. Mindfulness has become established in clinical psychology as an intervention for many disorders including substance abuse and depression. Seven mindfulness measures were reviewed, including their development and normative sample psychometrics. Current mindfulness measures were found to be generally psychometrically sound and to assess some (albeit differing) aspects of the construct of mindfulness. A new five factor measure created from the amalgamation of several mindfulness measures was also reviewed of this scale appears to be the most inclusive assessment of mindfulness at present.

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