Veneziani, C. A., & Voci, A.
The Italian adaptation of the Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised
The Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised (CAMS-R; Feldman, Hayes, Kumar, Greeson, & Laurenceau, 2007) consists of 12 items aiming to detect a broad conceptualization of mindfulness. This research intends to create an Italian adaptation of the CAMS-R, to explore its psychometric characteristics, and to investigate initial issues of validity. A questionnaire was administered to 459 respondents. As for the original version, the confirmatory factor analysis sustained a model with four firstorder latent factors and one second-order latent factor. Furthermore, the CAMS-R Italian version showed an acceptable level of internal reliability. Concerning convergent and divergent validity, the CAMS-R Italian version was positively related to the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS; Brown & Ryan, 2003) and negatively to rumination. Finally, we showed that the scale is likely to be vulnerable to socially desirable responding, especially to self-deceptive enhancement. Implications and limits of the study are discussed.Back