Mindfulness and emotion regulation: The development and initial validation of the Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised (CAMS-R)

Greg Feldman, Adele Hayes, Sameet Kumar, Jeff Greeson, Jean Philippe Laurenceau

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Abstract

As interest grows in mindfulness training as a psychosocial intervention, it is increasingly important to quantify this construct to facilitate empirical investigation. The goal of the present studies was to develop a brief self-report measure of mindfulness with items that cover the breadth of the construct and that are written in everyday language. The resulting 12-item measure demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and evidence of convergent and discriminant validity with concurrent measures of mindfulness, distress, well-being, emotion-regulation, and problem-solving approaches in three samples of university students. To address potential construct contamination in two items, data are also presented on an alternate 10-item version of the measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology

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