The Mindfulness-based Intervention is attracting increasing interest within the psychology， education and medical fields in Taiwan. Although many researchers have found reduced psychological symptoms and increased psychological well-being following mindfulness training， little is known about the mechanisms whereby mindfulness can enhance mental health. For understanding the mechanisms of which factors of mindfulness play its beneficial effect， a multi-dimentional structure for the mindfulness instrument will be better than using a one-factor structure to measure this phenomenon. Among other mindfulness measures， the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is considered to match more the concept of the Buddhist construct of mindfulness. The purpose of the present research was to establish the Taiwanese version of the FFMQ (T-FFMQ). This research involved two studies: the first study included 735 participants that were used to test the validity and reliability and we found the T-FFMQ is a valid and reliable questionnaire. However， the construct “non-judgement” of TFFMQ is little correlated with other mindfulness factors， it may due to the participants have not had mindfulness training. In order to test this hypothesis， we recruited 42 participants， who accepted 8 weeks MBSR intervention， in study two. Based on the result， it supports the idea that five factors were correlated to each other after mindfulness training and the T-FFMQ can measure the effects of mindfulness intervention sensitively.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Validation of the Taiwanese Version of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (T-FFMQ)
|Published - Sept 2015
- Taiwanese version of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (T-FFMQ)
- the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ)