Personality, age, and fluid intelligence
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2012
© 2011 The Australian Psychological Society
Australian Journal of Psychology
Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 128–137, September 2012
How to Cite
Furnham, A. and Moutafi, J. (2012), Personality, age, and fluid intelligence. Australian Jnl of Psychology, 64: 128–137. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00036.x
- Issue published online: 10 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2012
- Received 22 February 2011. Accepted for publication 11 July 2011.
- fluid intelligence;
- Raven's Progressive Matrices
A total of 383 participants (aged 19 to 66 years) completed the Raven's Progressive Matrices, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B), and the California Psychological Inventory-434 (CPI-434). Results showed that IQ was positively correlated with perceiving (MBTI), control (FIRO-B), intellectual efficiency (CPI-434), achievement via independence (CPI-434), and negatively correlated with sensing (MBTI), internality (CPI-434) and norm-favouring (CPI-434), supporting the majority of the hypotheses.
Participants' age was correlated with many measures, particularly intelligence and accounted for a third of the variance in IQ scores. Limitations are considered.