ERIC Number: ED040462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Infant Mental Development and Neurological Status, Family Socio-Economic Status, and Intelligence at Age Four.
Ireton, Harold; And Others
The relationship of infant mental development (Bayley Mental Scale, eight months) to four year Binet IQ was explored in the context of the study sample's neurological and socioeconomic characteristics for a sample of 536 full-term children. The Minnesota sample was approximately normal or average in terms of infant mental scores, infant neurological status, socio-economic status, and four year IQ. SES showed the highest relationship to four year IQ (R for males of .43, females, .38) but infant mental score also showed meaningful correlation with four year IQ (R for males of .28, females .23). SES showed no correlation with infant mental scores. Categorical analysis showed that low mental score was a better predictor of low four year IQ (IQ less than 85) than was low SES. High SES was a better predictor of high four year IQ (IQ greater than 115) than was high mental score. (Author)
Descriptors: Ability, Children, Cognitive Development, Family Status, Infants, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Neurological Organization, Socioeconomic Status
Harold Ireton, University of Minnesota, Health Sciences Center, Hospital Box 393, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (No price is quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Health Sciences Center.