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ERIC Number: EJ890843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
National IQs Calculated and Validated for 108 Nations
Lynn, Richard; Meisenberg, Gerhard
Intelligence, v38 n4 p353-360 Jul-Aug 2010
We estimate the validity of the national IQs presented by Lynn and Vanhanen (2002, 2006) by examining whether they are consistent with the educational attainment of school students in math, science and reading comprehension in 108 countries and provinces. The educational attainment scores in a number of studies are integrated to give EAs (educational attainments) for 86 countries and provinces that have measured IQs. The correlation of EA with measured IQ (N = 86 countries) is 0.917, and with measured + estimated IQ (N = 108 countries) is 0.907. Corrected for attenuation, r = 1.0. The quality of the data is evaluated, and the discrepancy between IQ and EA was greater for countries with low data quality, especially low quality of the EA data. There are no major anomalies in the relationship between IQ and EA in individual world regions. To some extent IQ and EA predict each other even within world regions. These results show that national IQs have a high degree of validity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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