EFFECTS OF LEVELS OF PROCESSING, DISTINCTIVENESS AND GENDER ON PROSPECTIVE MEMORY
This study investigated the effects of levels of processing, distinctiveness and gender on event-based and time-based prospective memory. One hundred and twenty students (60 males and 60 females) of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU) with a mean age of 23.31 years participated in the study. The stimulus material was a meaningful prose passage. Event-based and time-based prospective memory were tested with the Prospective Memory Test (PMT). Data were subjected to multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and results reveal a significant main effect of levels of processing, distinctiveness and gender on prospective memory. There was also a significant interaction effect of levels of processing and gender on event-based prospective memory (P<0.05). The implications of findings were discussed and suggestions for further studies made.
Keywords: Levels of processing, Distinctiveness, Gender, Prospective Memory, Undergraduate.