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Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches.

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Gehrt, TB; Nielsen, NP; Hoyle, RH; Rubin, DC; Berntsen, D
Published in: Memory (Hove, England)
May 2024

Narrative identity - how individuals narrate their lived and remembered past - is usually assessed via independent rater coding, but new methods relying on self-report have been introduced. To test the assumption that different methods assess aspects of the same underlying construct, studies measuring similar components of narrative identity with different methods are needed. However, such studies are surprisingly rare. To begin to fill this gap, the present study compared the narrative variables, temporal coherence, causal coherence, and thematic coherence, measured via rater coding of participants' self-generated narratives of the remembered past and via subscales of the self-report measure Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire (ANIQ). The results showed that the ANIQ subscales did not correlate significantly with their corresponding rater-coded dimension, and that the ANIQ subscales were generally unrelated to the other rater-coded dimensions. Furthermore, an exploratory factor analysis demonstrated that the ANIQ subscales loaded together on a factor that did not include any rater-coded variables. The findings suggest that the narrative variables share little empirical overlap when assessed via the ANIQ and rater coding of self-generated narratives.

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Memory (Hove, England)

DOI

EISSN

1464-0686

ISSN

0965-8211

Publication Date

May 2024

Start / End Page

1 / 11

Related Subject Headings

  • Experimental Psychology
  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1109 Neurosciences
 

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Gehrt, T. B., Nielsen, N. P., Hoyle, R. H., Rubin, D. C., & Berntsen, D. (2024). Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches. Memory (Hove, England), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2024.2359503
Gehrt, Tine B., Niels Peter Nielsen, Rick H. Hoyle, David C. Rubin, and Dorthe Berntsen. “Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches.Memory (Hove, England), May 2024, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2024.2359503.
Gehrt TB, Nielsen NP, Hoyle RH, Rubin DC, Berntsen D. Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches. Memory (Hove, England). 2024 May;1–11.
Gehrt, Tine B., et al. “Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches.Memory (Hove, England), May 2024, pp. 1–11. Epmc, doi:10.1080/09658211.2024.2359503.
Gehrt TB, Nielsen NP, Hoyle RH, Rubin DC, Berntsen D. Measuring narrative identity: rater coding versus questionnaire-based approaches. Memory (Hove, England). 2024 May;1–11.

Published In

Memory (Hove, England)

DOI

EISSN

1464-0686

ISSN

0965-8211

Publication Date

May 2024

Start / End Page

1 / 11

Related Subject Headings

  • Experimental Psychology
  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1109 Neurosciences