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ERIC Number: EJ545613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Age-Related Decline in Spelling Ability: A Link with Fluid Intelligence?
Stuart-Hamilton, Ian; Rabbitt, Patrick
Educational Gerontology, v23 n5 p437-41 Jul-Aug 1997
On spelling tests taken by 159 adults over 50, younger subjects had significantly higher scores. Statistically removing effects of crystallized intelligence and education had no effect, but removing effects of fluid intelligence made the difference insignificant. Although spelling is considered a crystallized skill, in older people it may rely heavily on fluid intelligence. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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