Rich and Co.

“Your inherited genes control your IQ and may affect how well you do at exams”

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  • genetic factors explained between 54 and 65 percent of the test achievements;

  • shared environment (like home and school) accounted for a further 14 to 21 percent.

  • Individual environmental factors—each person’s unique experiences—accounted for the final 14 to 32 percent.

Overall, inherited traits other than intelligence—possibly including mental health, personality, and motivation—seemed to explain between 45 and 58 percent of the difference. Shared environment made more of a difference for some subjects (like maths and English) than for others (like business studies).

exam results were also highly correlated with the students’ IQ scores


Written by Rich and Co.

August 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

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