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

Adrian Furnham, Diane Dixon, Tracy Harrison, Susan Rasmussen, Rory O'Connor

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages753-758
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume87
Issue number3 Suppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

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  • IQ scores
  • gender
  • social class

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Furnham, Adrian ; Dixon, Diane ; Harrison, Tracy ; Rasmussen, Susan ; O'Connor, Rory. / Sex, social class, and estimating IQ : middle-class male subjects rate themselves most intelligent. In: Psychological Reports. 2000 ; Vol. 87, No. 3 Suppl 1. pp. 753-758.
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