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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 problems, somatic complaints, and internalizing symptoms.

Other studies have used the CAMM and provide support for reliability and validity. See for example:

De Bruin et al, 2011 and de Bruin et al., 2014

Viñas et al., 2015

Kuby et al. 2015



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See the items in Table 1 p. 609 of Greco et al., 2011

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 References for the CAMM

de Bruin, E. I., Zijlstra, B. J. H., & Bögels, S. M. (2014). The meaning of mindfulness in children and adolescents: Further validation of the child and adolescent mindfulness measure (CAMM) in two independent samples from The Netherlands. Mindfulness, 5(4), 422– 430. doi:10.1007/s12671-013-0196-8.

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.

Greco, L. A., Baer, R. A., & Smith, G. T. (2011). Assessing mindfulness in children and adolescents: Development and validation of the child and adolescent mindfulness measure (CAMM). Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 606–614. doi:10.1037/a0022819

Kuby, A. K., McLean, N., & Allen, K. (2015). Validation of the child and adolescent mindfulness measure (CAMM) with non-clinical adolescents. Mindfulness, 6(6), 1448–1455. doi:10.1007/s12671-015- 0418-3

Viñas, F., Malo, S., González, M., Navarro, D., & Casas, F. (2015). Assessing mindfulness on a sample of Catalan-speaking Spanish adolescents: Validation of the Catalan version of the child and Mindfulness adolescent mindfulness measure. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, E46. doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.48



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