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THE CORRELATION BETWEEN g LOADINGS AND HERITABILITY IN RUSSIA

  • Ivan Voronin (a1) (a2), Jan Te Nijenhuis (a3) and Sergey B. Malykh (a1) (a2)
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The study focused on the extent to which the general factor of intelligence g and heritability coefficients of the subtests of an IQ battery correlate. Modest to strong positive correlations were found in five studies from Western countries and six studies from a Japanese meta-analysis. The results for Russian twins were compared with those of the Western and Japanese studies. Data from 402 twins aged 13 and 296 twins aged 16 showed correlations of r=−0.45 and r=−0.60, respectively. It is concluded that the two data points are clearly not in line with established findings. It may be that the link between g loadings and heritabilities is more complex than previously thought.

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1 Corresponding author. Email: JanteNijenhuis@planet.nl
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