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Latent constructs of the Autobiographical Memory Questionnaire: A recollection-belief model of autobiographical experience.
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PMID:  23013492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Many researchers employ single-item scales of subjective experiences such as imagery and confidence to assess autobiographical memory. We tested the hypothesis that four latent constructs, recollection, belief, impact, and rehearsal, account for the variance in commonly used scales across four different types of autobiographical memory: earliest childhood memory, cue word memory of personal experience, highly vivid memory, and most stressful memory. Participants rated each memory on scales hypothesised to be indicators of one of four latent constructs. Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses and structural analyses confirmed the similarity of the latent constructs of recollection, belief, impact, and rehearsal, as well as the similarity of the structural relationships among those constructs across memory type. The observed pattern of mean differences between the varieties of autobiographical experiences was consistent with prior research and theory in the study of autobiographical memory.
Joseph M Fitzgerald; Carissa L Broadbridge
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
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Title:  Memory (Hove, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-0686     ISO Abbreviation:  Memory     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9306862     Medline TA:  Memory     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Psychology Department , Wayne State University , Detroit , MI , USA.
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