Mindful Attention Awareness Scale

1  General Information

Instrument TitleMindful Attention Awareness Scale
Description

The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale is a 15-item scale that assesses individual differences in the presence or absence of attention to and awareness of what is occurring in the present (e.g., mindful states) over time.

2  History

Contributor
Author(s):Brown, K.W., & Ryan, R.M.
Year Created:2003

3  Cost

CostNo

4  Classification

Domain

5  Instrument Details

How to access

The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale can be accessed in the following article:

Brown, K.W., & Ryan, R.M. (2003). The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 84, 4, 822-848."

Sample Question(s)

I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.

Response:  Using a 6-point Likert scale from 1 (almost always) to 6 (almost never).

Revision Year
Number of Items15
Mode of Administrationself
Reliability and Validity References
  1. Carlson, L.E., & Brown, K.W. (2005). Validation of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in a cancer population. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58, 1, 29-33.
  2. Baer, R.A., Smith, G.T., Hopkins, J., Krietemeyer, J., Toney, L. (2006). Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13, 1, 27-45.
Example CAM Evaluation References
  1. Brisbon NM, Lowery GA. (2009) Mindfulness and Levels of Stress: A Comparison of Beginner and Advanced Hatha Yoga Practitioners. Journal of Religion and Health, Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Rapgay L, Bystrisky A. (2009) Classical mindfulness: an introduction to its theory and practice for clinical application. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Aug;1172:148-62.
Target Age Groupadult
Target Population

Not specified

Time to Administer

Not specified

Time Period Assessed

Current

Translations Available

We have not found any references regarding translation of this measure into any other language.

6  Additional Information

Additional Comments

Additional References:

  1. Brown, K.W., & Ryan, R.M. (2003). The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 84, 4, 822-848. 

Mindful Attention Awareness Scale

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