ERIC Number: ED108096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Some Concommitants of Verbal-Quantitative Aptitude Discrepency.
Two samples of undergraduates were selected to represent four types with respect to discrepancy between verbal and quantitative aptitude as measured by the New York Regents Scholarship Examination or, in some cases, the CEEB SAT examination. A group designated as V had extremely high verbal scores and very low quantitative scores; a Q group was at the opposite extreme--high in quantitative, low in verbal aptitude. Two non-discrepant groups were also studied: one, designated H, was very high in both aptitudes; another, designated A, was average in both. Analysis of data indicated that low verbal aptitude in particular was associated with low college grades. Attitudes toward literature and mathematics were clearly related to aptitude discrepancy. Marks in these two subjects began to become disparate as early as elementary school and tended to diverge further through school. School-related factors were more often cited for shifts in attitude toward mathematics than toward literature. In the course of their development, the V- and Q-groups were found to be less like each other than like the H- and A-groups. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.