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Effects of parental education level on fluid intelligence of Philippine public school students.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment (2010)
  • Alvin Vista, University of Georgia
  • Tarek Grantham, University of Melbourne
Abstract
This study examines the effect of parental education levels (PELs) on the fluid intelligence of Filipino public school students. The data were drawn from a normative study of a nonverbal intelligence test involving more than 2,700 students sampled across the country. As expected, PELs have a significant impact on fluid intelligence as measured through a nonverbal intelligence test. The results indicate that PELs account for an increase of roughly three IQ points for every increment in PEL. Students with college-graduate parents scored significantly higher (d ratio = .66) compared to those with parents who never graduated from elementary. However, a comparison of mean scores between PELs that are adjacent (i.e., high school graduate vs. college graduate) shows relatively small differences (d ratio = .23 to .25). [Author abstract]
Keywords
  • Academic achievement,
  • Government schools,
  • Nonverbal tests,
  • Parents,
  • Statistical analysis,
  • Tests,
  • Year 6,
  • Philippines
Publication Date
June, 2010
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282909344416
Citation Information
Alvin Vista and Tarek Grantham. "Effects of parental education level on fluid intelligence of Philippine public school students." Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Vol. 28 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 236 - 248 ISSN: 1557-5144
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alvin-vista/3/