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Cognitive Factor Structure: The g Factor

  • Carmen Flores-Mendoza
  • Rubén Ardila
  • Ricardo Rosas
  • María Emilia Lucio
  • Miguel Gallegos
  • Norma Reátegui Colareta
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Abstract

One century of intelligence research, generally performed on samples from developed countries, has shown the existence of a general model of intelligence (or g factor). In our study, we tested this model using data from the SLATINT Project. A positive manifold of correlations was found and results from SEM modeling (Structural Equation Modeling), using the total sample and each Latin American sample, indicated that a single-factor model (or g factor) fit the data adequately, i.e., a general cognitive ability influenced performance on a set of cognitive ability measures.

Keywords

General intelligence g Factor SEM Latin American samples 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Flores-Mendoza
    • 1
  • Rubén Ardila
    • 2
  • Ricardo Rosas
    • 3
  • María Emilia Lucio
    • 4
  • Miguel Gallegos
    • 5
  • Norma Reátegui Colareta
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFederal University of Minas Gerais, Psychology InstituteBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNational University of ColombiaBogotaColombia
  3. 3.School of PsychologyPontifical Catholic University of ChileSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Mental Health and Diagnosis Program Faculty of PsychologyNational Autonomous University of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  5. 5.Faculty of PsychologyNational University of RosarioRosarioArgentina
  6. 6.Faculty of HumanitiesSan Ignacio de Loyola UniversityLimaPeru

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