Environmental Influence on Math Cognitive Ability: A Sibling Study

dc.contributor.advisorBeaujean, A. Alexander.
dc.contributor.authorFoong, Chelsea
dc.contributor.departmentOtheren_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T19:49:42Z
dc.date.available2012-05-01T19:49:42Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012-05-01
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has shown that there is a relationship between speed of information processing, as measured by general reaction time (RT) on various simple tasks, and standard tests of cognitive ability. Moreover, this relationship is partly due to shared genes and partly due to shared environment. When the environmental factors have been further analyzed, it appears that the environmental influences are mostly due to non-shared factors, i.e., the influences that make siblings from the same family different. To date, little has been done to investigate if the same relationships exist for academic achievement domains, such as mathematics. This study compared the relationship between RT and standard tests that measure mathematics. As the sample is comprised of sibling pairs, we were also able to examine the amount of variance due to Between Family (BF) factors (i.e., the environmental factors that make siblings alike) and Within-family (WF) factors (i.e., the environmental factors that make siblings different). This study seeks to examine (a) if there is a relationship between RT and traditional tests of mathematics, and (b), if there is a relationship, how much of the environmental influences are due to BF vs. WF factors.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8338
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 12/15/14.
dc.subjectChronometric testing.en_US
dc.subjectMath chronometric testing.en_US
dc.subjectMath.en_US
dc.subjectCognitive ability.en_US
dc.subjectPsychometric.en_US
dc.subjectBetween family variance.en_US
dc.subjectWithin family variance.en_US
dc.subjectShared environment.en_US
dc.subjectUnshared evironment.en_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Influence on Math Cognitive Ability: A Sibling Studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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