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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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This project examined the possibility that changing belief structures about memory when teaching memory strategies would have a stronger impact on memory ability in the elderly (those over age 60) than teaching memory strategies alone. Twenty-six participants were randomly assigned to either a memory skills only group, or a memory skills combined with belief change group. A Memory Assessment Battery measured memory performance, and subscales of the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire and the Memory Functioning Questionnaire examined memory self-efficacy beliefs, before and after the intervention. Results were examined via a 2 x 2 split-plot factorial ANOVA. Significant improvement in memory self-efficacy beliefs were found for the combined treatment group, but neither group showed significant improvement in memory performance.
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Ryslinge, Birgitte. (1997). Enhancing everyday memory for older adults. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2739
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