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ERIC Number: EJ1058299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Evaluating Fluid and Crystallized Abilities in the Performance of an Educational Process
Blanch, Angel
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v43 n3 p427-442 May 2015
The fluid and crystallized ("Gf-Gc") intelligence theory has been used extensively to evaluate the influence of cognitive abilities on educational outcomes within cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. This study evaluated the contribution of fluid and crystallized abilities in the performance of a 1-week instructional process with an old dataset applying a latent curve model. This allowed for the specification of latent learning growth factors that took into account individual differences in the final level of performance and the rate of learning in the instructional project. Fluid abilities ("Gf") had a significant impact on the rate of learning, whereas crystallized abilities ("Gc") had a significant impact on the final learning performance. There was also a significant indirect effect of Gf onto the final learning performance through "Gc". These findings are in accordance with some of the premises posited by the "Gf-Gc" intelligence model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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