Correlations of measures of personality and of cognitive abilities within and across generations

Craig T. Nagoshi, Ronald C. Johnson, Frank M. Ahern, George P. Danko, James R. Wilson, Linda S. Yamamoto, Judith Samet-Driver, Steven G. Vandenberg

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Abstract

Members of over 100 families took a battery of cognitive tests as well as various psychometric tests of personality. Analyses showed that individuals' cognitive and personality measures frequently were significantly correlated. Parent personality scale scores were significantly correlated with offspring cognition scores, and vice versa. Multiple regressions demonstrated that fathers' personality test scores substantially increased the predictability of sons' and, to a lesser extent, daughters' cognitive scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalBehavior Genetics
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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