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

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  • Luwel, Koen


    (HUBrussel, KU Leuven)

  • Foustana, Ageliki


    (Univ. of Athens)

  • Onghena, Patrick


    (KU Leuven)

  • Verschaffel, Lieven


    (KU Leuven)

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    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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    Paper provided by Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management in its series Working Papers with number 2012/31.

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    Length: 23 page
    Date of creation: Sep 2012
    Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201231
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