About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A unidimensional measure of adolescent mindfulness adapted from the adult MAAS.
Example I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later
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Implementation details

No. of items 14
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .84
Test retest 3-4 weeks, r= .79
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single factor so
CFA Single-factor model
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Adolescent Personality Style Inventory neuroticism subscale, r= -.42 and agreeableness subscale, r= .23 and conscientiousness subscale, r= .23; Positive and Negative Affect Scale positive affect subscale, r= .22 and negative affect subscale, r= -.41; Mindful Thinking and Action Scale for Adolescents healthy self-regulation subscale, r= .39
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Brown, K. W., West, A. M., Loverich, T. M., & Biegel, G. M. (2011). Assessing adolescent mindfulness: Validation of an Adapted Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in adolescent normative and psychiatric populations. Psychological Assessment, 23(4), 1023–1033. doi:10.1037/a0021338
De Bruin, E. I., Zijlstra, B. J. H., van de Weijer-Bergsma, E., & Bögels, S. M. (2011). The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale for Adolescents (MAAS-A): Psychometric properties in a Dutch sample. Mindfulness, 2(3), 201–211. doi:10.1007/s12671-011-0061-6