Volume 14, Issue 2 (5-2015)                   JRUMS 2015, 14(2): 137-150 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Objective: Due to the increasing popularity that mindfulness has achieved in the health-related sciences in recent years, and the scientific study of mindfulness and mindfulness techniques for therapy, has been rising sharply, using valid and reliable instruments for measuring these constructs is essential. Thus, the objective of this study was to survey the validity and reliability of the persian version of short from of Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive psychometric study, the number of 400 students from Yasuj University were selected through a multi- stage cluster sampling method and they responded to the short form of Freiburg mindfulness inventory, Schutte emotion regulation subscale, and Tangney self-control scale. The reliability of the short form of Freiburg mindfulness inventory was calculated by Retest reliability, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and Ordinal Theta. For assessment of the concurrent validity, correlation coefficients of mindfulness inventory with emotional regulation subscale and self-control scale were used. In order to assess the evidence regarding the validity, the confirmatory factor analysis was used. The gathered data were analyzed by SPSS and LIZREL software’s.

Results: Retest reliability of short form of Freiburg mindfulness inventory based on two tests run and internal consistency of the questionnaire based on Cronbach’s alpha coefficients and Order Theta in sample group was confirmed. Concurrent validity of this inventory with the related scales was confirmed. Also, confirmatory factor analysis results indicate that the inventory has an acceptable fit to the data.

Conclusion: According to the results of current research, the short form of Freiburg mindfulness inventory is a reliable instrument with valid psychometric properties to measure the rate of mindfulness of individuals in Iranian society.

Key words: Mindfulness, Reliability, Validity, Confirmatory factor analysis


Funding: No grant has supported the present study.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Yasuj University approved the study.

How to cite this article: Ghasemi Jobaneh R, Arab Zadeh M, Jalili Nikoo S, Mohammad Alipoor Z, Mohsenzadeh F. Survey the Validity and Reliability of the Persian Version of Short Form of Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2014 14(2): 137-50. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/09/6 | Accepted: 2015/05/12 | Published: 2015/05/12