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Assessing Mindfulness on a Sample of Catalan-Speaking Spanish Adolescents: Validation of the Catalan Version of the Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure

  • Ferran Viñas (a1), Sara Malo (a1), Mònica González (a1), Dolors Navarro (a1) and Ferran Casas (a1)...


Background: Interest in mindfulness has increased over the last decade, resulting in several mindfulness-based interventions being developed and their efficacy empirically demonstrated. The practice of mindfulness has been associated with low levels of anxiety or depression and improved quality of life or personal well-being. The aim of this study is to translate the Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM) and adapt it to Catalan so as to analyze its internal consistency and construct and convergent validity. Method: The CAMM was administered to a sample of secondary school students ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old. Results: The Catalan version of the CAMM shows a good fit with the unidimensional model and internal consistency similar to the original version (α = .80). Furthermore, CAMM scores correlated positively with subjective well-being, temperamental dimensions of effortful control and self-esteem. Conclusions: The Catalan Version of CAMM is a valid and reliable measure of mindfulness skills.


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*Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Ferran Viñas. Quality of Life Research Institute. Universidad de Girona, C/ Mª Aurèlia Capmany, 63-65. Mòdul M-20, 1ª planta. Despacho 132. Campus Montilivi. 17071 Girona (Spain). Phone: +34–972418980, Fax: +34–972418032. E-mail:


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