Validation of the english version of the Multidimensional Mentalizing Questionnaire (MMQ).

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Title
Validation of the english version of the Multidimensional Mentalizing Questionnaire (MMQ).
Journal
BMC psychology
Author(s)
Vera Cruz G., Rochat L., Liberacka-Dwojak M., Wiłkość-Dębczyńska M., Khan R., Khazaal Y.
ISSN
2050-7283 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2050-7283
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/06/2024
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
1
Pages
344
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Validation Study
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Mentalizing refers to the ability to understand one's own and others' mental states. Mentalizing is considered a key component of social cognition and healthy personality development. A multinational assessment tools able to appraise the multidimensional and multifaceted aspects of this complex construct are needed.
The present study had two aims: (a) validate an English version of the Multidimensional Mentalizing Questionnaire (MMQ, 33 items) which was designed to assess mentalizing based on an integrated and multilevel model of mentalizing; (b) explore the correlational relationships between the six dimensions of the MMQ and a set of sociodemographic, psycho-cognitive, mental health, and socio-functional variables.
Overall, 1823 individuals (age: 19-76 years old [M = 45; SD = 16]; sex: male = 48.51%, female = 50.57%, non-binary = 0.9%) participated in an online survey. While the participants came from 77 different countries, most of them were residents in UK and USA (95%). Data analytics include confirmatory factorial analysis and Pearson correlations.
The CFA results validated the factorial structure of a 28-items MMQ-English version, with acceptable goodness of fit indices. Regarding the psychometric properties, the MMQ-English version showed good internal reliability and significant positive correlation with another scale designed to assess an analogue construct showing a fair convergent validity. The findings indicated that males, individuals with lower levels of education, lower socio-economic status, depressed, and with a higher score of loneliness are significantly more likely to report poor mentalizing compared with females, individuals with higher education level, greater SES, happier, and with lower scores of loneliness.
The present study validated the English version of the MMQ.
Keywords
Humans, Male, Female, Middle Aged, Adult, Aged, Psychometrics/instrumentation, Reproducibility of Results, Surveys and Questionnaires/standards, Young Adult, Mentalization, Cognition, Loneliness, Mentalizing, Mood, Social functioning
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