Intellectual competence and academic performance: A Spanish study

Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Quiroga, Maria Angeles and Colom, Roberto. 2009. Intellectual competence and academic performance: A Spanish study. Learning and Individual Differences, 19(4), pp. 486-491. ISSN 10416080 [Article]

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This study assessed the explanatory power of the intellectual competence (IC) model for understanding the relationship among the main ability and non-ability determinants of academic performance (AP) in a sample of Spanish undergraduates. Thus it attempted to replicate the preliminary evidence for this model provided in a recent UK study and expand on it by including more comprehensive measures of intelligence and AP. Results showed mixed support for individual paths, but good support for the overall model. The expanded IC model showed that some individual difference factors explain AP variance that is common to high school, university entry, and university exam grades, whereas other individual differences explained AP variance specific to university. Inconsistencies, limitations, and implications are discussed.

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