This study aims to test the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) and to evaluate the relationships between measures of mindfulness, emotional dysregulation and impulsivity in a non-clinical sample of 222 adults. MAAS and FFMQ showed adequate internal consistency values consistent with the original versions of the scales (Cronbach's α = 0,84 for MAAS and Cronbach's α ranged from 0,76 and 0,89 for FFMQ facets). Furthermore, the MAAS unifactorial structure and the FFMQ five-factor solution, according to the original versions of the scales, were replicated in this sample. In the non-clinical sample, four components of mindfulness significantly predicted emotional dysregulation. In addition, mindfulness can predict a non-negligible amount of the variance of trait impulsivity. As a whole, our data suggest that assessment of specific mindfulness deficits could help clinicians in understanding both emotional and behavioural regulation system dysfunctionality.
|Translated title of the contribution||The role of mindfulness deficits in emotional and behavioural dysregulation: An Italian study on non-clinical subjects|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology