Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 4(2), pp. 81 - 86
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040202
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Adaptation of Reminiscence Functions Scale for Bangladeshi Population


Asheek Mohammad Shimul *, Jannatul Ferdous
Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

Objective of the present study was to adapt the Reminiscence Functions Scale (RFS) in Bangla to be used in the context of Bangladeshi culture and background. Data were collected from 300 adult participants using survey method. Among the participants 171 were male and 129 were female. Their age range was 17 to 90 (Mean = 37.69, SD=12.47). Psychometric analysis included item analysis, principal component analysis with varimax rotation, test-retest reliability and internal consistency reliability using Cronbach's alpha. The 43-items were found to be psychometrically acceptable to construct this Bangla version of RFS by Webster [9]. Data revealed eight factors, namely -Boredom Reduction, Death Preparation, Identity, Problem-Solving, Conversation, Intimacy Maintenance, Bitterness Revival, and Teach/Inform. Test-retest and internal consistency reliability of the instrument was found .81 and .89 respectively. Psychometric evidences indicate this self-report Likert instrument is both reliable as well as valid measure of reminiscence function and hence suggested to be usable in the context of Bangladesh.

KEYWORDS
Reminiscence, Adaptation, Principal Component Analysis, Psychometrics

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[1] Asheek Mohammad Shimul , Jannatul Ferdous , "Adaptation of Reminiscence Functions Scale for Bangladeshi Population," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 81 - 86, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040202.

(b). APA Format:
Asheek Mohammad Shimul , Jannatul Ferdous (2016). Adaptation of Reminiscence Functions Scale for Bangladeshi Population. Universal Journal of Psychology, 4(2), 81 - 86. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040202.