Relation between parents’ education and sons’ intellectual profile on Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition

Lina Pezzuti, James Dawe

Accepted April 30, 2019

First published April 30, 2019

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.284.1

Abstract

ᴥᴥ SUMMARY. Many authors have highlighted the importance of parents’ education as a better predictor of intellectual
achievement and an important factor for the cognitive development of the child compared with other demographic
variables. The presence of significant differences across the intellectual WISC-IV profiles of 2,200 children and
adolescents between 6 and 16 years classified according to their parents’ education was investigated. In line with the
literature, our results show significant differences between subtests and indexes. We observed that children, whose
parents have university degrees, obtained significantly higher performance compared with other groups in all subtests
and indexes of the WISC-IV, followed by the children whose parents have high school degrees. We obtain similar results
for Full Scale IQ, General Ability Index, and Cognitive Proficiency Index.


Relation between parents’ education and sons’ intellectual profile on Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition

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