The Flynn effect in Korea: Large gains

Cited 14 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
  • Hit : 367
  • Download : 0
Secular gains in IQ test scores have been reported for many Western countries. This is the first study of secular IQ gains in South Korea, using various datasets. The first question is what the size of the Flynn effect in South Korea is. The gains per decade are 7.7 points for persons born between 1970 and 1990. These gains on broad intelligence batteries are much larger than the gains in Western countries of about 3 IQ points per decade. The second question is whether the Korean IQ gains are comparable to the Japanese IQ gains with a lag of a few decades. The gains in Japan of 7.7 IQ points per decade for those born approximately 1940-1965 are identical to the gains per decade for Koreans born 1970-1990. The third question is whether the Korean gains in height and education lag a few decades behind the Japanese gains. The Koreans reach the educational levels the Japanese reached 25-30 years before, and the gains in height for Koreans born 1970-1990 are very similar to gains in height for Japanese born 1940-1960. so three decades earlier. These findings combined strongly support the hypothesis of similar developmental patterns in the two countries. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Issue Date
2012-07
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

FLUID INTELLIGENCE; SECULAR INCREASES; IQ; CHILDREN; BRITAIN; SCORES; JAPAN; RISE

Citation

PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, v.53, no.2, pp.147 - 151

ISSN
0191-8869
DOI
10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.022
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/101973
Appears in Collection
Files in This Item
There are no files associated with this item.
This item is cited by other documents in WoS
⊙ Detail Information in WoSⓡ Click to see webofscience_button
⊙ Cited 14 items in WoS Click to see citing articles in records_button

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0