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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS): Psychometric properties of the French translation and exploration of its relations with emotion regulation strategies.
Jermann, Francoise [> >]
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Laroi, Frank [> >]
d'Argembeau, Arnaud [> >]
Bondolfi, Guido [> >]
Zermatten, Ariane [> >]
Van der Linden, Martial [> >]
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[en] Adaptation, Psychological ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Attention ; Awareness ; Cross-Cultural Comparison ; Defense Mechanisms ; Depression/diagnosis/psychology ; Depressive Disorder/diagnosis/psychology ; Emotions ; Female ; France ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data ; Psychometrics/statistics & numerical data ; Reproducibility of Results ; Translating ; Young Adult
[en] Over the past few years, several questionnaires have been developed to measure mindfulness. The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) was created to specifically capture attention and awareness in daily life (Brown & Ryan, 2003). In this article, we present a French adaptation of the MAAS. In the 1st study, we explored the psychometric properties of this adaptation. In the 2nd study, we investigated its relation to cognitive emotion regulation and depressive symptomatology using path analysis. As in the original version of the MAAS, the French adaptation has a strong 1-factor structure. Moreover, there was a negative relationship between the MAAS and the severity of depressive symptoms, both directly and indirectly. The indirect pathway was mediated by the nonadaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategy of self-blame and the adaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategy of positive reappraisal. In conclusion, this questionnaire represents a valid mindfulness measure for French-speaking clinicians and researchers.

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