Cognitive ability, learning approaches and personality correlates of general knowledge

@article{Furnham2008CognitiveAL,
  title={Cognitive ability, learning approaches and personality correlates of general knowledge},
  author={Adrian Furnham and Viren Swami and Adriane Xavier Arteche and Tomas Chamorro‐Premuzic},
  journal={Educational Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={427 - 437}
}
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… 

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