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Revision of music-evoked autobiographical memory orientation scale and its validity and reliability testing in undergraduate students



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Revision of music-evoked autobiographical memory orientation scale and its validity and reliability testing in undergraduate students


FAN Dongni SONG Qiuyue FENG Zhengzhi

Department of Behavioral Medicine, Faculty of Medical Psychology, Army Medical University (Third Military Medical University), Chongqing, 400038, China


music-evoked autobiographical memories scale undergraduate students depression


ObjectiveTo revise the Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memory Orientation Scale (MEMOS) proposed by BLAISROCHETTE (et al) and test the reliability and validity of the revised version in undergraduate students. MethodsThe MEMOS was translated into Chinese, revised and the modi fied.  A total of 1 139 undergraduate students were surveyed using the revised Chinese version of the scale, and the survey data were used for item analysis, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. ResultsThe Chinese version of MEMOS included 3 factors examining the memory experience, memory cognition and social emotions and showed a good item discrimination. Exploratory factor analysis showed the cumulative variance explained by the 3 factors was 70%. The Cronbach alpha of the whole scale was 0.860, and the alphas for the subscales ranged from 0.562 to 0.856. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the 3factor model had a good fitting. The survey data demonstrated a good performance of the 8 items in the revised MEMOS for effective discrimination of participants with a depressive tendency from the healthy participants. ConclusionThe revised MEMOS has a good reliability and validity, which can be used in related psychological measurements.


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