The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood

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The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood. / Hegelund, Emilie Rune; Mortensen, Erik Lykke; Flensborg-Madsen, Trine; Dammeyer, Jesper; Christensen, Kaare; Johnson, Wendy.

In: Behavior Genetics, Vol. 51, 2021, p. 45–57.

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Hegelund, ER, Mortensen, EL, Flensborg-Madsen, T, Dammeyer, J, Christensen, K & Johnson, W 2021, 'The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood', Behavior Genetics, vol. 51, pp. 45–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-020-10027-7

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Hegelund, E. R., Mortensen, E. L., Flensborg-Madsen, T., Dammeyer, J., Christensen, K., & Johnson, W. (2021). The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood. Behavior Genetics, 51, 45–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-020-10027-7

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Hegelund ER, Mortensen EL, Flensborg-Madsen T, Dammeyer J, Christensen K, Johnson W. The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood. Behavior Genetics. 2021;51:45–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-020-10027-7

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Hegelund, Emilie Rune ; Mortensen, Erik Lykke ; Flensborg-Madsen, Trine ; Dammeyer, Jesper ; Christensen, Kaare ; Johnson, Wendy. / The Moderating Influence of School Achievement on Intelligence in Young Adulthood. In: Behavior Genetics. 2021 ; Vol. 51. pp. 45–57.

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abstract = "Education has been suggested to be possibly the most consistent, robust, and durable method available for raising intelligence, but little is known about the genetic and environmental interplay underlying this association. Therefore, we investigated how school achievement, as measured by grade point average in lower secondary school at 15 years of age, moderated intelligence variation in young adulthood. The sample consisted of all Danish male twin pairs who had left lower secondary school since 2002 and appeared, typically at age 18, before a draft board through 2015 (N = 2660). Shared environmental variance unique to intelligence (10% of total variance) was found to be greater among individuals with poor school achievement. However, school achievement did not moderate the genetic influences or the non-shared environmental influences on intelligence. We discuss the implications of this in light of the constraints imposed by the statistical models we used.",
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