Croatian Translation and Validation of the Mind-Wandering Questionnaire (MWQ)


  • Marina Perković Kovačević University Hospital Centre Osijek, Department of Psychiatry, Osijek; J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Osijek
  • Mario Ćurković J. J. Strossmayer Univeristy of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Osijek
  • Dražen Gorjanski Croatian Health Insurance Fund, Department of supervision and control, Osijek
  • Ivon Matić Health Centre Županja, Županja


mind-wandering, validation, Croatian translation of the MWQ, students


This research aimed to translate and validate the Mind-Wandering Questionnaire (MWQ) to the Croatian language, and to provide preliminary data on its reliability, factor structure and convergent validity in a sample of Croatian students. After translation and adaptation, the Croatian version of the MWQ was administered to 451 eight-grade elementary school students (239 female and 212 male participants). With the MWQ, we administered the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ-45). Results show high internal consistency of the Croatian translation of the MWQ. Confirmatory factor analysis supports an unidimensional model. Convergent validity was supported by a significant negative correlation between MWQ and Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire. We propose further investigation of psychometric properties of the Croatian translation of the MWQ and investigating test-retest reliability as well as discriminant validity of the Questionnaire.