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NCJ Number: 118994 Find in a Library
Title: Verbal/Performance Splits in Inmates Assessed with the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery
Journal: Journal of Clinical Psychology  Volume:44  Issue:6  Dated:(November 1988)  Pages:995-1000
Author(s): J M Jones; R W Barnett; J K McCormack
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A series of tables were created to examine the phenomenon of the over-representation of verbal/performance splits among incarcerated felons.
Abstract: The Multidimensional Aptitute Battery is a new intelligence test that can be group-administered. Scores for this test were obtained for 1,225 male felons referred to a reception and diagnostic center for evaluation. Results indicate a significant, consistent over-representation of verbal/performance splits, with the performance score usually higher among incarcerated male felons. Data further suggest that this phenomenon is not linked directly to age, reading level, or general level of intelligence. 5 tables and 9 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Psychological influences on crime
Index Term(s): Adult felony system; Intelligence-crime relationships
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