Wichert, Jelte M.; Wilhelm, Oliver:
What is the national g-factor?
2007
In: European Journal of Personality., Jg. 21 (2007), Heft 5, S. 763 - 765
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift2007Psychologie
Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaften » Institut für Psychologie
Titel:
What is the national g-factor?
Autor(in):
Wichert, Jelte M.; Wilhelm, Oliver
Erscheinungsjahr
2007
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Abstract:

Rindermann correlated the national averages of several student assessment studies and ‘national IQ’ estimates and proposes that these variables are all indicators of a common cognitive ability at the macro-social level, which he denotes the national g-factor. We argue that Rindermann oversimplifies issues of individual differences and applies inappropriate statistical analyses. Therefore, we refute his conclusions.