Article

Evaluating fit of the Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ) in a Nigerian adult population

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 27, issue 4, 2017, pages: 325–329
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2017.1347752
Author(s): Philip C. MefohDepartment of Psychology, Nigeria, Lawrence E. UgwuDepartment of Psychology, Nigeria, Agnes E. OkaforDepartment of Social Work, Nigeria

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the latent structure of the Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ) and to estimate the reliability and validity of scores from the measure in a Nigerian adult population (N = 758; age range = 18 - 63 years; females = 52.24%). Respondents also completed the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ). The data were analysed utilising confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The results suggest the PRMQ to have a tripartite structure characterised by the following features: general memory, plus eight prospective and eight retrospective memory items. Scores from the PRMQ had evidence of convergent validity with the CFQ. The reliability of scores from the PRMQ was of acceptable magnitude for the research purposes investigated in the study.

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