ERIC Number: ED080555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Experienced Intellectual Activity and Perceived Difficulty of Intelligence Tests.
A battery of 10 intelligence tests was administered to 22 subjects under standard conditions. After the testing session the degree of perceived similarity between 5 tests of the battery was to be estimated with regard to: (1) the kind of intellectual activity required by the tests, and (b) difficulty. Estimated qualitative similarity, according to (1) above was found to be a simple function of intertest correlation as determined from another group of 128 subjects. A correlation of 0.48 was found between estimates of qualitative simularity and similarity with regard to perceived difficulty and a correlation of 0.40 between the latter similarity variable and intertest correlation. When removing the effects of similarity with regard to perceived difficulty on the correlation between intertest correlation and estimated qualitative similarity (r=0.79), a partial coefficient of correlation of 0.74 was yielded, indicating that perceived difficulty accounts for only 12 percent of the association of 0.79 present. (Author)
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Sponsor: Swedish Council for Social Science Research, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Applied Psychology.