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ERIC Number: EJ854731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Variation in Raven's Progressive Matrices Scores across Time and Place
Brouwers, Symen A.; Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Van Hemert, Dianne A.
Learning and Individual Differences, v19 n3 p330-338 Sep 2009
The paper describes a cross-cultural and historical meta-analysis of Raven's Progressive Matrices. Data were analyzed of 798 samples from 45 countries (N = 244,316), which were published between 1944 and 2003. Country-level indicators of educational permeation (which involves a broad set of interrelated educational input and output factors that are strongly related to economic development), the samples' educational age, and publication year were all independently related to performance on Raven's matrices. Our data suggest that the Flynn effect can be found in high as well as low GNP countries, although its size is moderated by education-related sample and country characteristics and seems to be smaller in developed than in emerging countries. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices