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ERIC Number: ED132164
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Pages: 9
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Sex Differences in Variability on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
Rapp, Mitchel
Both sides of a long standing and apparently still heated argument are reviewed and presented. Are males more variable in intelligence than females? In an attempt to answer the question the author employed data from a longitudinal growth study. Results indicated that sex differences in variability on individual subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), Verbal IQ, Performance IQ and Total IQ were neither significant nor even consistent for both black and white subjects over the five year period in which they were tested. Males and females had proportionally equal numbers scoring highest on individual subtests. However, in spite of a smaller sample size, males most often achieved the lowest subtest scores. Reviewing past research and his own work, the author hypothesized that the intelligence of males is not normally distributed, but slightly skewed towards the lower levels. (Author/RC)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children