Males have greater g : Sex differences in general mental ability from 100 , 000 17-to 18-year-olds on the Scholastic Assessment Test ☆

@inproceedings{Jackson2006MalesHG,
  title={Males have greater g : Sex differences in general mental ability from 100 , 000 17-to 18-year-olds on the Scholastic Assessment Test ☆},
  author={Douglas N. Jackson and J. P. Rushton},
  year={2006}
}
In this study we found that 17to 18-year old males averaged 3.63 IQ points higher than did their female counterparts on the 1991 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). We analysed 145 item responses from 46,509 males and 56,007 females (total N=102,516) using a principal components procedure. We found (1) the g factor underlies both the SAT Verbal (SAT-V) and the SAT Mathematics (SAT-M) scales with the congruence between these components greater than 0.90; (2) the g components predict undergraduate… CONTINUE READING

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