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Title: The development of a Parent Observation Measure of Mindfulness in Children (POMM-C)
Author: Gibson, Nicole Patricia
ISNI:       0000 0004 6062 6494
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis is comprised of a literature review and an empirical study. The aim of this review is to provide an integration of the literature on parenting style and child emotion regulation outcomes, in minority cultural groups residing within a dominant Western culture. Seven studies were included in this review. The search terms used were variations of "parenting", "culture" and "emotion regulation". These studies were critically evaluated and rated against a quality appraisal tool. There was some evidence to suggest cross cultural differences in parenting, emotion socialisation and emotion regulation outcomes for children. The results are discussed in the conceptual context of existing cultural models. Finally, the clinical implications for practice are discussed and recommendations for future research also suggested. The empirical study concerned the development and validation of a Parent Observation Measure of Mindfulness in Children (POMM-C). Procedures for developing the POMM-C items are described. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two factor structure; Acting with awareness and Observing. The POMM-C was found to have good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The construct validity of the POMM-C also demonstrated some promising results. The factor structure and construct validity of the POMM-C are discussed in relation to the conceptualisation of mindfulness in children and how mindfulness changes as children develop through childhood. It is anticipated that the development of this measure may also further our understanding of the multifaceted nature of mindfulness in children. The limitations of the study are discussed, as are implications for clinical practice and future directions.
Supervisor: Emerson, Lisa Marie ; Rowse, Georgina Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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