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Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults

Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults,Ian J. Dear,G. David Batty,Catharine R. Gale

Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults   (Citations: 18)
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We examined the prospective association be- tween general intelligence (g) at age 10 and liberal and antitraditional social attitudes at age 30 in a large (N 5 7,070), representative sample of the British population born in 1970. Statistical analyses identified a general latent trait underlying attitudes that are antiracist, pro- working women, socially liberal, and trusting in the dem- ocratic political system. There was a strong association between higher g at age 10 and more liberal and antitra- ditional attitudes at age 30; this association was mediated partly via educational qualifications, but not at all via oc- cupational social class. Very similar results were obtained for men and women. People in less professional occupa- tions—and whose parents had been in less professional occupations—were less trustingofthe democratic political system. This study confirms social attitudes as a major, novel field of adult human activity that is related to
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    • ...British Cohort Study (BCS70) in 2000, at age 30, Deary et al. (2008) identified four attitude scales: ‘trust in the democratic political system’; ‘antiracism; ‘social liberalism’; and ‘gender equality’ (Deary et al. 2008)...
    • ...British Cohort Study (BCS70) in 2000, at age 30, Deary et al. (2008) identified four attitude scales: ‘trust in the democratic political system’; ‘antiracism; ‘social liberalism’; and ‘gender equality’ (Deary et al. 2008)...
    • ...The internal consistency (Cronbach alphas) for the four factors ranged from .63 to .82 in BCS70 (Deary et al. 2008) and .65 to .82 in NCDS (Schoon et al. 2010)...
    • ...Bynner et al. 1996; Deary et al. 2008; Schoon et al. 2010; Wiggins and Bynner 1993; Wiggins et al. 1997 )w e focused on 34 items that were used to establish six attitudes scales, i.e...
    • ...Three of the six scales, Antiracism, Gender Equality version 1 and version 2 also correspond to those identified by previous studies (Deary et al. 2008; Schoon et al. 2010; Wiggins and Bynner 1993); and items in political cynicism are identical to political cynicism in the Bynner et al. (1996) and Wiggins and Bynner (1993) studies...
    • ...Bynner et al. 1996, 1997, 2003; Deary et al. 2008; Schoon et al. 2010; Wiggins et al. 1997), our study tested the validity of the scales extracted from the above mentioned studies by conducting confirmatory factor analyses in both NCDS and BCS70 samples using Mplus (Muthe ´n and Muthe ´n 2009)...

    Helen Chenget al. The Measurement and Evaluation of Social Attitudes in Two British Coho...

    • ...They are consistent with findings that liberalism, as a political orientation, is associated with higher IQ, relative to conservatism (Block & Block, 2006; Deary, Batty, & Gale, 2008)...

    Colin G. DeYounget al. Intellect as Distinct From Openness: Differences Revealed by fMRI of W...

    • ...These ends are not limited to academic pursuits but vary across a broad array of work and life outcomes (see Gordon, 1997) such as job performance and occupational success (Judge, Higgins, Thoresen, & Barrick, 1999; Schmidt & Hunter, 1998), social class (Deary, Batty, & Gale, 2008), health (Gottfredson & Deary, 2004), and financial well-being and employment (Herrnstein & Murray, 1994)...

    Timothy A. Judgeet al. Does It Pay to Be Smart, Attractive, or Confident (or All Three)? Rela...

    • ...He once said that he neither wished to make money nor academic “prestige” or “kudos” from his massive production of mental tests (Monroe, 1939; Deary, Lawn, & Bartholomew, 2008)...
    • ...However, as materials have come to light, the importance of Thomson in national and international research on intelligence and its applications (Deary et al., 2008) and the development of the associated statistical techniques (Bartholomew et al., in press) has become clearer...
    • ...His opinions are interesting in this section, and he brings in facts about his own background which he has mentioned before in international meetings (Monroe, 1931; Deary et al., 2008) and his autobiography (Thomson, 1952, 1969)...
    • ...More intelligent people hold more enlightened social attitudes (Deary, Batty, & Gale, 2008)...
    • ...the English committee of the International Examinations Inquiry (see Deary et al., 2008).] I.J...

    Ian J. Dearyet al. “Intelligence and Civilisation”: A Ludwig Mond lecture delivered at th...

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