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
J. J. Strossmayer Univeristy of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Osijek
Croatian Health Insurance Fund, Department of supervision and control, Osijek
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.