Organizational Structural of Everyday Memory Failure across 10 Arab Countriesيونيو 27, 2020
Organizational Structural of Everyday Memory Failure across 10 Arab Countries
*Abdrabo M. Soliman **Rania M. Elfar*** Salma S. Alsebaie
*Department of Psychology, Qatar University,
** Department of Psychology, Kafr-Elshiekh University,
*** Department of Psychology, Umm Al-Qura University,
Abstract People with and without psychological problems commonly reported memory problems. The present study reported results from 10 Arab countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen). The total sample consisted of 2174 participants aged from 21 to 62 years, who completed an internet based everyday memory questionnaire. A multi-group confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the organizational structure of everyday memory across the 10 Arab cultures and to examine whether everyday memory failure is underpinned by the same latent factor(s) across all Arab countries.
Corresponding Author: Abdrabo Moghazy Soliman, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, QatarEmail:[email protected]
The results revealed five pure latent common factors to everyday memory failure across all the Arabian countries studied. The Syrian participants were the best and the Egyptians were the worst at everyday memory functions, particularly in the age ranged between 40- 50 years. The results were discussed in light of literature on everyday memory and Arab cultural variations.
Keywords: Everyday Memory, Cross-Cultures, Measurement Equivalence