Adaptation of Mindfulness in Parenting Questionnaire (MIPQ) for parents of children aged 2-12 years

Zulfa Febriani*  -  Universitas YARSI, Jakarta, Indonesia
Retno Budi Setyowati  -  Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I, Indonesia
Dewi Kumalasari  -  Universitas YARSI, Indonesia
Endang Fourianalistyawati    -  (Scopus ID 57200992214) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States; Universitas YARSI, Jakarta, Indonesia

(*) Corresponding Author
Mindful parenting intervention programs and trait can support positive parenting conditions and affect children's psychosocial development. However, the measurement of mindful parenting has not been widely developed. The Mindfulness in Parenting Questionnaire (MIPQ) scale is one approach that has been developed; it is considered to have good psychological properties and has been validated in several countries. This study aims to find evidence for the validity of the Indonesian version of the MIPQ score interpretation (MIPQ-Ind) in a population of parents of children aged 2-12 years. The total participants are 822 parents (268 fathers and 554 mothers) who live in Jakarta. Using the split sample technique and employing EFA and CFA tests, the research results show that the MIPQ-Ind has two valid factors, as indicated by the index χ2/df= 2.8, CFI= 0.9, GFI= 0.96 RMSEA= 0.06, and RMSR = 0.04. The internal structure validity is 0.913 for being in the moment with child (BMC) factor and 0.906 for the mindful discipline (MD) factor. The study shows that MIPQ-Ind can measure mindful parenting in the population of parents of children aged 2-12 years in Indonesia.

Keywords: mindful parenting; mindfulness in parenting questionnaire; parenting

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