publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Childhood IQ and marriage by mid-life: the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan Studies

Md, Taylor; Cl, Hart; George Davey Smith; Lj, Whalley; Gj, Hole; Wilson, V.; Ij, Deary;
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  • Published: 01 May 2005
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Country: India
Abstract
The study examined the influence of IQ at age 11 years on marital status by mid-adulthood. The combined databases of the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan studies provided data from 883 subjects. With regard to IQ at age 11, there was an interaction between sex and marital status by mid-adulthood (p = 0.0001). Women who had ever-married achieved mean lower childhood IQ scores than women who had never-married (p < 0.001). Conversely, there was a trend for men who had ever-married to achieve higher childhood IQ scores than men who had never-married (p = 0.07). In men, the odds ratio of ever marrying was 1.35 (95% CI 0.98–1.86&#59; p =...
Subjects
free text keywords: HT, RA, Socioeconomic status, Developmental psychology, Intellectual ability, Marital status, Social psychology, Body size, Social class, Cohort, Odds ratio, Psychology, Intelligence quotient
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