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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN INTELLIGENCE IN EGYPT: A COUNTRY WHERE UPPER IS LOWER

  • Edward Dutton (a1), Salaheldin Farah Bakhiet (a2), Khaled Elsayed Ziada (a3), Yossry Ahmed Sayed Essa (a2), Hamada Ali Abdelmuti Ali (a2) and Shehana Mohammed Alqafari (a2)...
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Two administrations of the Coloured Progressive Matrices in Egypt were compared. The first was administered to a large, representative national sample between 2011 and 2013. The second was administered to primary school pupils in villages in Menoufia in northern Egypt in 2017. Adjusting for the Flynn Effect, the IQ of the rural northern Egyptians was shown to be statistically significantly higher than the national average. It is demonstrated that this is consistent with regional socioeconomic differences in Egypt, which strongly imply that northern Egypt has a higher average IQ than southern Egypt.

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