Statistics of behaviour scores

© 27 January 2023 Paul Cooijmans


Over the past twenty-eight years I have been collecting various kinds of data for thousands of test candidates. This report deals with the predictive validity of a number of variables with regard to certain types of objectively observable misbehaviour that, sadly, occur in a small fraction of the candidates. Insults, threats, and (re)tests under false names are common responses of these people when disappointed about their scores or otherwise dismayed.

For this purpose I added a data field that contains 0 in the case of misbehavers and 1 in the case of people with objectively observable markedly positive, constructive behaviour. I left it blank in all other cases. The following statistics result:

Scores on Observed behaviour as of 27 January 2023

Contents type: Observation.   

0 **********************************************************************************************
1 **********************************************************************

Notice that since the possible values are 0 and 1, a mean as given above can be directly interpreted as the proportion of candidates having a 1. For instance, the male mean of .36 means that 36 % of the 142 males have a 1.

Correlation of Observed behaviour with mental ability tests

Test name n r
The Marathon Test50.96
Verbal section of The Marathon Test60.96
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (raw)50.88
Labyrinthine LIMIT70.85
Test For Genius - Revision 201070.85
The Final Test - Revision 201370.83
Short Test For Genius120.80
Cartoons of Shock120.79
Dicing with death40.74
Combined Numerical and Spatial sections of Test For Genius - Revision 2010100.73
The Alchemist Test90.71
Association subtest of Long Test For Genius170.70
Cooijmans Intelligence Test 5130.70
Daedalus Test100.69
Test of Inductive Reasoning / J.C.T.I. (Xavier Jouve)70.66
Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)50.65
Numerical section of Test For Genius - Revision 2010200.65
Long Test For Genius140.65
The Bonsai Test - Revision 201690.60
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 4140.58
Analogies #150.58
Test For Genius - Revision 201680.57
Bonsai Test60.56
The Nemesis Test160.54
Association subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)50.53
A Paranoiac's Torture: Intelligence Test Utilizing Diabolic Exactitude130.53
Problems In Gentle Slopes of the third degree100.51
Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 201680.50
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 3230.50
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 1150.50
Numerical section of The Marathon Test110.50
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #270.48
Associative LIMIT190.47
Spatial section of The Marathon Test100.47
Psychometric Qrosswords60.45
Numerical and spatial sections of The Marathon Test90.44
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #5260.42
The Test To End All Tests210.42
Narcissus' last stand80.40
A-22 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 27 items (maximum score 31)50.40
Analogies subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)50.38
Isis Test220.37
Genius Association Test290.37
The Final Test280.36
The Hammer Of Test-Hungry - Revision 201370.36
Analogies of Long Test For Genius150.35
Combined Numerical and Spatial sections of Test For Genius - Revision 2016110.35
Cooijmans On-Line Test - Two-barrelled version110.35
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 2008260.34
KIT Intelligence Test - first attempts80.34
Space, Time, and Hyperspace290.34
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #3140.32
Problems In Gentle Slopes of the first degree80.32
Qoymans Automatic Test #150.32
Problems In Gentle Slopes of the second degree130.29
European I.Q. Test50.28
Reflections In Peroxide130.28
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 2120.26
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #1120.26
Space, Time, and Hyperspace - Revision 2016120.25
Gliaweb Riddled Intelligence Test (old version)80.24
Unknown and miscellaneous tests750.21
Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test310.19
Gliaweb Riddled Intelligence Test - Revision 2011140.19
Mega Test (Ronald K. Hoeflin)140.16
Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 2004270.16
The Sargasso Test130.14
Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 2004250.12
916 Test (Laurent Dubois)70.12
Reason - Revision 2008260.11
Test For Genius - Revision 2004210.11
Culture Fair Numerical Spatial Examination - Final version (Etienne Forsström)140.11
Titan Test (Ronald K. Hoeflin)160.06
Test of Shock and Awe70.06
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #4230.05
California Test of Mental Maturity70.05
Tests by Greg Grove (aggregate)170.04
Tests by Ivan Ivec (aggregate)70.03
Test of the Beheaded Man10-0.02
Tests by Nicolas Elenas (aggregate)6-0.03
Non-Verbal Cognitive Performance Examination (Xavier Jouve)13-0.05
Queendom Culture Fair5-0.07
International High IQ Society tests (aggregate)13-0.07
W-87 (International Society for Philosophical Enquiry)5-0.07
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice13-0.07
Chimera High Ability Riddle Test (Bill Bultas)5-0.12
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (I.Q.)8-0.14
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales17-0.16
Strict Logic Sequences Exam I (Jonathan Wai)19-0.19
G-test (Nikos Lygeros)4-0.19
American College Testing program4-0.26
Cattell Culture Fair14-0.28
Hoeflin Power Test (Ronald K. Hoeflin)7-0.28
Epiq Tests (aggregate)6-0.30
Sigma Test (Melão Hindemburg)6-0.30
Scholastic Aptitude Test (old)9-0.40
Cooijmans On-Line Test5-0.41
F.N.A. (Xavier Jouve)4-0.41
Cattell Verbal (also known as Cattell B)5-0.42
Logima Strictica 36 (Robert Lato)20-0.47
Strict Logic Sequences Exam II (Jonathan Wai)5-0.49
Qoymans Automatic Test #24-0.52
New York High I.Q. Society tests4-0.52
Strict Logic Spatial Exam 48 (Jonathan Wai)7-0.61
Omega Contemplative Items Pool (Tommy Smith)5-0.61
Spatial Insight Test4-0.73
Graduate Record Examination7-0.76
Tests by Mislav Predavec (aggregate)4-0.81

Weighted average of correlations: 0.250 (N = 1355, weighted sum = 338.51)

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading: 0.50

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 4 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

So, observed positive behaviour does have a moderate loading on general intelligence, but lower than that of any actual I.Q. test that one would trust.

Correlation of Observed behaviour with other tests - for females

Test name n r
(65) Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)21.00
(76) Analogies subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)21.00
(81) Association subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)21.00
(68) Numbers40.87
(57) Space, Time, and Hyperspace60.72
(242) Unknown and miscellaneous tests70.44
(220) Cattell Culture Fair2-1.00

Weighted average of correlations: 0.595 (N = 25, weighted sum = 14.87)

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading among females: 0.77

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 2 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

Estimated loadings of Observed behaviour on particular item types

These are estimated g factor loadings, but against homogeneous tests (containing only particular item types) as opposed to non-compound heterogeneous tests. Although tending to surprise the lay person, it is not uncommon for tests to have high loadings on item types they do not actually contain themselves. Such loadings reflect the empirical fact that most tests for mental abilities measure primarily g, regardless of their contents; that the major part of test score variance is caused by g, and only a minor part by factors germane to particular item types. It is of key importance to understand that this is a fact of nature, a natural phenomenon, and not something that was built into the tests by the test constructors.

Typeng loading of Observed behaviour on that type

N = 910

Compound tests have been left out of this table to avoid overlap.

Balanced g loading = 0.51

The highest loadings of observed behaviour are on verbal and heterogeneous tests, which more or less concords with the long-term anecdotal observation that one-sided non-verbal tests let through misbehavers when used for society admission.

National means for Observed behaviour

Country n mean score

For reasons of privacy, only countries with 2 or more candidates are included in this table. Ranking is based on the unrounded means, and then alphabetic.

Correlation with national I.Q.'s of Observed behaviour

Correlation of this test with national average I.Q.'s published by Lynn and Vanhanen:

Correlation of Observed behaviour with personal details

Personalia n r
Observed associative horizon450.65
PSIA Rational - Revision 2007160.56
PSIA Extreme - Revision 2007160.45
PSIA True - Revision 2007160.44
PSIA Ethics factor - Revision 2007160.44
PSIA Deviance factor - Revision 2007160.39
PSIA Cold - Revision 2007160.36
PSIA System factor - Revision 2007160.33
PSIA Just - Revision 2007160.31
PSIA Introverted - Revision 2007160.29
Educational level990.26
PSIA Rare - Revision 2007160.23
Disorders (parents and siblings)930.21
PSIA Aspergoid - Revision 2007160.15
PSIA Orderly - Revision 2007160.11
Father's educational level84-0.05
PSIA Neurotic - Revision 200716-0.09
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms32-0.10
PSIA Antisocial - Revision 200716-0.13
Disorders (own)104-0.17
Mother's educational level88-0.19
Year of birth151-0.30
PSIA Cruel - Revision 200716-0.35
Cooijmans Inventory of Neo-Marxist Attitudes12-0.46

The significant correlations are those with Observed associative horizon, PSIA Rational, Sex, Year of birth, and Education level.

Correlation with personal details of Observed behaviour - within females

Personalia n r
Disorders (parents and siblings)90.32
Observed associative horizon50.17
Year of birth180.16
Disorders (own)100.00
Mother's educational level7-0.50
Father's educational level7-0.61
Educational level9-0.61

Correlation with personal details of Observed behaviour - within males

Personalia n r
Observed associative horizon400.70
PSIA Rational - Revision 2007140.62
PSIA True - Revision 2007140.51
PSIA Ethics factor - Revision 2007140.51
PSIA Extreme - Revision 2007140.48
PSIA Deviance factor - Revision 2007140.40
PSIA Just - Revision 2007140.39
PSIA Cold - Revision 2007140.33
PSIA System factor - Revision 2007140.32
Educational level900.26
PSIA Introverted - Revision 2007140.26
PSIA Rare - Revision 2007140.22
Disorders (parents and siblings)840.19
PSIA Aspergoid - Revision 2007140.15
PSIA Orderly - Revision 2007140.07
PSIA Antisocial - Revision 200714-0.06
Father's educational level77-0.07
PSIA Neurotic - Revision 200714-0.15
Mother's educational level81-0.17
Disorders (own)94-0.18
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms27-0.18
Year of birth133-0.28
PSIA Cruel - Revision 200714-0.39
Cooijmans Inventory of Neo-Marxist Attitudes11-0.51