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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
In the past decades, mindfulness has attracted the attention of many researchers, and different instruments for measuring these structures have been created which has not yet been assessed in terms of the psychometric properties and cross-cultural perspective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of five dimensional mindfulness questionnaire in the Iranian society. For this purpose, 335 students were selected from available sampling and were analyzed with the five dimensional mindfulness questionnaire, multidimensional avoidance of experience and the quality of life questionnaire of the World Health Organization. The results of exploratory factor analysis indicated that the five dimensional mindfulness questionnaire in the Iranian population has six dimensions and shows satisfactory internal consistency (81/0 to 93/0). The total score of mindfulness has significant correlation with the total score of avoidance from experience and some of its factors (behavioral avoidance, delaying activity, and an aversion of mental distress). The results are convergent with the validity and reliability of the five dimensional mindfulness questionnaire. Accordingly, the five dimensional mindfulness questionnaire can be used for the evaluation and assessment of mindfulness in an Iranian society.