The Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale: Infant Version (IMP-I)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Mindfulness Interpessoal na Parentalidade: Versão Bebé

Portuguese Version

Caiado, B., Fernandes, V. D., Canavarro, M. C. & Moreira, H., 2021

General Description

The Portuguese IM-P-I contains 28 items scored on a 5-point Likert response scale, ranging from 1 (never true) to 5 (always true). The items are distributed across five subscales, following the structure of the Portuguese IM-P version: (1) Listening with Full Attention (LFA; e.g., “I find myself paying little attention to my baby because I am busy doing or thinking about something else at the same time”; (2) Compassion for the Child (CC; e.g., “I am kind to my baby when he/she is tearful, restless or upset with something”), (3) Non-Judgmental Acceptance of Parental Functioning (NJAPF; e.g., “I tend to criticize myself for not being the kind of parent I want to be”), (4) Self-Regulation in Parenting (SR; e.g., “When I’m upset with my baby, I notice how I am feeling before I take action”), and (5) Emotional Awareness of the Child (EAC; e.g., “It is hard for me tell what my baby is feeling”). The subscale scores are the sum of the items, with higher scores indicating higher levels of the mindful parenting dimensions.

  • Caiado, B., Fernandes, V. D., Canavarro, M. C. & Moreira, H., (2021). The Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale Infant Version: Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure in a Sample of Portuguese Mothers in the Postpartum Period. Psychologica. doi: org/10.14195/1647-8606_63-2_7


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