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Cognitive Correlates of Different Academic Subjects in School Setting

Author(s): Anita Sharma | Poonam Sharma | Deepa Sharma

Journal: International Journal of Psychological Studies
ISSN 1918-7211

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

This is an empirical study which examined the relevance of intelligence tests (verbal and non-verbal) in differentacademic subjects. A sample of 200 students (100 males and 100 females) of Eleventh class from differentschools of Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh (India) were tested on Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) andGeneral Mental Ability Test (GMAT) together with their scores on different subjects. A multiple regressionanalysis revealed an interesting pattern of relationship. SPM has been found to be the best correlate ofMathematics and Science subjects contributing 53% and 58% of variance in males' sample and 32% and 36% ofvariance in females' sample. Whereas, GMAT, correlated best with languages and social science subjectsaccounting for 28% to 44% in males' sample and 28% to 56% in females' sample.
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