Cognitive ability, learning approaches and personality correlates of general knowledge

  title={Cognitive ability, learning approaches and personality correlates of general knowledge},
  author={A. Furnham and V. Swami and A. Arteche and T. Chamorro-Premuzic},
  journal={Educational Psychology},
  pages={427 - 437}
  • A. Furnham, V. Swami, +1 author T. Chamorro-Premuzic
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • The relationship between general knowledge (GK) and cognitive ability (IQ and abstract reasoning), learning approaches, and personality (‘big five’ traits and typical intellectual engagement) was investigated in a sample of 101 British undergraduates. As predicted, GK was positively correlated with cognitive ability (more so with IQ than with abstract reasoning), typical intellectual engagement, and openness to experience. A hierarchical regression showed that IQ was the strongest predictor of… CONTINUE READING
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