| Mindfulness-Based Self Efficacy Scale (MSES-R)


Bruno A. Cayoun DPsych, MiCBT Institute


This client-rated questionnaire measures the change in perceived self-efficacy levels before, during, and after mindfulness-based therapy programs. It is used for both clinical and research purposes, with the advantage of measuring the consequences, rather than just the processes, of mindfulness training.

The lower the score, the lower self-efficacy is in using mindfulness skills. Accordingly, effective mindfulness practice increases the scores, both on subscales and in total.

  • Administration usually takes 2 – 4 minutes.
  • Readability is appropriate for adolescents and adult scorers.

The MSES was originally a 35-item self-report questionnaire constructed to measure the change in self-efficacy levels before, during, and following mindfulness-based therapy programs. The MSES-R is a shorter (22-item) version that emerged from psychometric data collected from a individuals sample (N = 521). It is a valid and reliable measure with a 6-factor structure.

Research collaboration is welcome and can be discussed with the principal author.

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