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The role of verbal and performance intelligence in children’s strategy selection and execution


  • Luwel, Koen

    () (HUBrussel, KU Leuven)

  • Foustana, Ageliki

    () (Univ. of Athens)

  • Onghena, Patrick

    () (KU Leuven)

  • Verschaffel, Lieven

    () (KU Leuven)


The present study investigated the extent to which verbal intelligence (VIQ) and performance intelligence (PIQ) contribute to strategy selection and execution in the context of a numerosity judgement task. The choice/no-choice method was used to appropriately assess strategy selection (in terms of strategy repertoire, frequency and, adaptivity) and strategy execution (in terms of strategy speed and accuracy) in a group of 120 12-year-old children. For each parameter, a regression analysis was carried out with VIQ and PIQ, as independent variables, and with arithmetic proficiency as a control variable. Results showed that VIQ was a significant predictor for all parameters of strategic competence, whereas PIQ only explained a unique portion of the variance above and beyond VIQ in the speed of strategy execution.

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  • Luwel, Koen & Foustana, Ageliki & Onghena, Patrick & Verschaffel, Lieven, 2012. "The role of verbal and performance intelligence in children’s strategy selection and execution," Working Papers 2012/31, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201231

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    strategy choice; strategy use; verbal intelligence; performance intelligence; choice/no-choice method;

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