ERIC Number: ED021257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Relationships of Intelligence Test Scores to Measures of Anxiety, Impulsiveness and Verbal Interests in Gifted Adolescents. Final Report.
Welsh, George S.
The degree to which potentially useful group intelligence tests were affected by personality characteristics such as anxiety, impulsiveness or caution, and verbal interests was investigated by a battery of intelligence, interest, and personality tests administered to 1,163 gifted adolescents in special summer programs. Intelligence was measured by the D-48 (non-verbal) and the Terman Concept Mastery Test (CMT-Verbal), anxiety by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) A-scale, impulsivity by the MMPI Pd- and Ma-scales, verbal interest by the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) Lawyer and Author-Journalist (Men's) scales, self-concept by Gough's Adjective Check List, and carelessness by errors on "easy" intelligence items. Significant negative correlations were found between anxiety and intelligence, impulsivity and intelligence, and carelessness and intelligence. Positive correlations were found between verbal interest and verbal intelligence, non-verbal and verbal intelligence, and counseling readiness and intelligence. Wider use and revision of the D-48, restricted use of the CMT, part and total score-reporting of the CMT, and additional correlational analyses between and MMPI scales and Adjective Check List, and between the SVIB scales and the two intelligence tests are recommended. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.