Sex, social class, and estimating IQ: middle-class male subjects rate themselves most intelligent

Furnham, A., Dixon, D., Harrison, T., Rasmussen, S. and O'Connor, R. (2000) Sex, social class, and estimating IQ: middle-class male subjects rate themselves most intelligent. Psychological Reports, 87(3), pp. 753-758. (doi:10.2466/pr0.2000.87.3.753) (PMID:11191383)

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Abstract

153 sociology students specified parental occupation and job status before estimating their own and their parents' overall IQ. Male subjects, as predicted, gave a higher mean self-estimated score to themselves than did female subjects (113 vs 106). Fathers were awarded higher IQ scores than mothers (114 vs 107). Male subjects who had mothers in a higher social class gave themselves the highest mean score.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Connor, Professor Rory
Authors: Furnham, A., Dixon, D., Harrison, T., Rasmussen, S., and O'Connor, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Psychological Reports
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0033-2941
ISSN (Online):1558-691X

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