This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the Multidimensional Future Time Perspective (MFTP) scale (Brothers, Chui, & Diehl, 2014). A survey was conducted among men and women over 20 years old, and 501 valid responses were received. The results of the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the same three-factor structure as the original scale. Multigroup structural equation modeling across three age groups (young, middle-aged, and older adults) provided a significantly good fit to the data. These findings indicated that the Japanese version of the MFTP has the same reliability and validity as the original scale.
This study investigated the relationship between problem gambling levels and mindfulness among Japanese adults. A web-based questionnaire was administered to 1505 Japanese adults to measure their problem gambling and mindfulness levels. The results indicated a negative relationship between problem gambling and mindfulness levels. Further, the possibility of using mindfulness for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling is discussed.