Sample Items From the Memory Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (MSEQ)

If I heard it twice‚ I could remember 12 items from a friend’s grocery list of 12 items‚ without taking any list with me to the store.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

If I heard it twice‚ I could remember 10 items from a friend’s grocery list of 12 items‚ without taking any list with me to the store.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

If I heard it twice‚ I could remember 8 items from a friend’s grocery list of 12 items‚ without taking any list with me to the store.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

If I heard it twice‚ I could remember 5 items from a friend’s grocery list of 12 items‚ without taking any list with me to the store.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

If I heard it twice‚ I could remember 2 items from a friend’s grocery list of 12 items‚ without taking any list with me to the store.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Phone

If I looked up 3 phone numbers in the phone book at the same time‚ I could remember the first 3 digits of one phone number.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Picture

If someone showed me the pictures of 16 common everyday objects‚ 1 could look at the pictures once and remember the names of 2 of the objects.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Location

If I had just placed 10 items in different locations in a room‚ I could remember where I had put 2 of the items.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Word

If someone read the list to me twice‚ I could remember the names of 2 common objects from a list of 12 names.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Digit

If I carefully studied 20 numbers printed in a series on a piece of paper‚ I could remember 3 numbers in a row.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Map

If a friend gave me the directions to his or her new house‚ and the directions involved 10 steps‚ a few minutes later I could draw part of the route to the house on a map‚ using the first 2 steps in the directions.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Errands

If a friend asked me to do 10 errands‚ 5 minutes later I could remember 2 of the errands I had to do.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Photographs

If someone showed me the photographs of 10 people and told me their names once‚ I could identify 2 persons by name if I saw the pictures again a few minutes later.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

Maze

If I had to find the way through a maze (on paper) on my first try‚ and the directions had 10 steps in them‚ I could find the way through part of the maze using the first 2 steps in the directions.

No  Yes   10%    20%   30%    40%    50%    60%    70%    80%    90%    100%

 

Received April 26‚ 1988

Revision received January 9‚ 1989

Accepted February 6‚ 1989

 

Jane M. Berry

Institute of Personality Assessment and Research

University of California‚ Berkeley

Robin L. West and Dierdre M. Dennehey

University of Florida

Developmental Psychology

1989‚ Vol. 25‚ No. 5.701-713