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Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM)

  Measuring Mindfulness in Children and Adolescents Assessment name:   Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM) Scale overview: The Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM) is a 10-item, self-report measure of “present-moment awareness, and nonjudgmental, nonavoidant responses to thoughts and feelings” designed for children and adolescents aged 10 to 17. (Greco et al., 2011) Authors: Laurie Greco, Ruth Baer, and Gregory Smith Response Type: 5-point rating scale where 0 = never true and 4 = always true. Scale items The items were based on three dimensions of mindfulness: Observing, Acting with awareness, and Accepting without judgment. Psychometric properties Factor analyses supported a single factor structure. Internal validity was good (alpha = .81). A foundation for concurrent validity included positive correlations with academic competence, social skills, and quality of life. In addition, the CAMM’s scores were inversely related to externalizing problem

Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)

  Assessment name:   Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) Scale overview: The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) assesses the frequency of mindful states. Authors: Kirk Brown and Richard Ryan Response Type: A 6—choice rating scale of frequency. 1 = Almost Always, 2 = Very Frequently, 3 = Somewhat Frequently, 4 = Somewhat Infrequently, 5 = Very Infrequently, 6 = Almost Never Scale items- examples I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later. I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.   Psychometric properties Brown and Ryan (2003) reported details for the measure in their article. For each item, the authors reported the mean, SD, factor loading and interitem correlation. Student sample Alpha = .82. Adult sample alpha = .87. In an independent   student sample, test-retest stability over 4-weeks = .81. There were no significant differences in scores betwee

Student Self-Efficacy

  Assessment name:  STUDENT SELF-EFFICACY SCALE * Note. This post has been updated to provide an available measure of student self-efficacy. ———- Scale overview:  The  student self-efficacy scale i s a 10-item measure of self-efficacy. It was developed using data from university nursing students in the United States. Authors: Melodie Rowbotham and Gerdamarie Schmitz Response Type:  A four-choice rating scale as follows: 1 = not at all true 2 = hardly true 3 = moderately true 4 = exactly true   Self-efficacy is the perception that a person can act in a way to achieve a desired goal.  Scale items There are 10 items. Examples: I am confident in my ability to learn, even if I am having a bad day. If I try hard enough, I can obtain the academic goals I desire.   Psychometric properties The authors reported that their sample scores ranged from 25 to 40 with a scale mean of 34.23 ( SD  = 3.80. Internal consistency was high at alpha = .84. The authors reported the results of a principal compon