Measuring mindfulness in summer camp staff
Journal of Experiential Education
Examining mindfulness in a non-clinical and non-therapeutic setting such as a summer camp is an area of growing interest. Our study tested three mindfulness scales with staff in a summer camp setting, and we conducted preliminary reliability and validity analyses for any modifications needed in the scales. Results indicated two major findings: (a) the 5-item camp-Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale showed good reliability and evidence of convergent validity, and (b) the 9-item parent-based and the 6-item teacher-based scales were not reliable or applicable to this study. Analyses of the data shed light on the usefulness of employing mindfulness scales in a camp setting.
Gillard, A., Roark, M. F., Kanyiba Nyaga, L. R., & Bialeschki, D. (2011). Measuring mindfulness in summer camp staff. Journal of Experiential Education, 34(1), 87-95.