Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales reported score statistics

© October 2015 Paul Cooijmans

Reported scores on Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales

104 *
110 **
116 *
118 *
119 *
120 ***
122 *
123 *
124 *
126 **
127 *
130 *
131 *
132 *
133 **
134 **
135 ******
136 *
137 *
138 **
139 ***
140 **
141 ***
143 *
145 **
146 ***
147 **
148 *
150 *****
152 *
153 *
156 *
157 *
159 **

Correlation of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales with other tests by Paul Cooijmans

(Test index) Test name n r
(44) Associative LIMIT30.99
(86) Evens30.69
(54) Test of Shock and Awe30.59
(10) Genius Association Test90.47
(75) Analogies of Long Test For Genius50.46
(80) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #4110.45
(16) Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test70.34
(63) Long Test For Genius50.32
(66) Test For Genius - Revision 200470.27
(2) Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 360.27
(27) Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 200480.26
(87) Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 280.26
(28) The Test To End All Tests30.21
(25) The Sargasso Test30.20
(26) Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 200480.19
(35) Intelligence Quantifier by assessment140.18
(79) Association subtest of Long Test For Genius60.08
(85) Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 140.06
(68) Numbers80.06
(56) Short Test For Genius30.05
(51) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #180.03
(57) Space, Time, and Hyperspace110.02
(53) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #37-0.04
(7) The Final Test9-0.12
(52) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #25-0.19
(69) Odds3-0.19
(84) Bonsai Test3-0.24
(82) Reason3-0.99
(62) Reason Behind Multiple-Choice3-0.99

Weighted average of correlations: 0.155

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading: 0.39

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 3 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

Correlation of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales with tests by others

(Test index) Test name n r
(227) Concep-T31.00
(245) Stanford-Binet40.99
(209) Drenth number series30.99
(204) Chimera High Ability Riddle Test30.97
(238) 916 Test30.96
(220) Cattell Culture Fair70.95
(248) Gliaweb Riddled Intelligence Test (old version)30.92
(225) Logima Strictica 3640.76
(236) International High IQ Society Miscellaneous tests80.75
(219) Graduate Record Examination30.73
(231) Mysterium Entrance Exam60.62
(218) Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (I.Q.)50.57
(243) Scholastic Aptitude Test (old)60.55
(242) Unknown and miscellaneous tests210.44
(212) Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (raw)3-0.19
(211) Culture Fair Numerical Spatial Examination - Final version4-0.19
(235) Nonverbal Cognitive Performance Examination3-0.26
(230) Omega Contemplative Items Pool6-0.26
(247) Advanced Intelligence Test3-0.48
(206) W-876-0.64
(229) Mega Test3-0.79

Weighted average of correlations: 0.413

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 3 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

Please be aware that correlations with these external tests are in most cases affected (depressed, typically) by one or more of the following: (1) Little overlap with the object test because of the much lower ceilings and inherent ceiling effects of the tests used in regular psychology; (2) Candidates reporting scores selectively, for instance only the higher ones while withholding lower ones; (3) Candidates reporting, or having been reported by psychometricians, incorrect scores.

Estimated loadings of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales 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.

Typeg loading of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales on that type

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

Balanced g loading = 0.13

National medians for Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales

Country n median score

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

Correlation with national I.Q.'s of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales

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

Correlation of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales with personal details

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. Orderly130.39
P.S.I.A. True130.27
P.S.I.A. Extreme130.27
P.S.I.A. Rational130.24
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms120.16
Father's educational level290.15
P.S.I.A. System factor120.14
Observed associative horizon100.14
Educational level330.14
P.S.I.A. Cold130.10
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid130.06
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor190.01
P.S.I.A. Rare130.01
P.S.I.A. Just13-0.05
Mother's educational level29-0.07
Disorders (own)35-0.12
Observed behaviour15-0.14
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor19-0.20
Disorders (parents and siblings)32-0.21
Year of birth52-0.23
P.S.I.A. Cruel13-0.24
P.S.I.A. Introverted13-0.27
P.S.I.A. Neurotic13-0.42
P.S.I.A. Antisocial13-0.44

Estimated g factor loadings upward and downward of particular scores

In parentheses the number of score pairs on which that estimated g factor loading is based. The goal of this is to verify the hypothesis that g becomes less important, accounts for a smaller proportion of the variance, at higher I.Q. levels. The mere fact of restricting the range like this also depresses the g loading compared to computing it over the test's full range, so it would be normal for both values to be lower than the test's full-range g loading.

Raw scoreUpward g (n)Downward g (n)
1000.39 (176)NaN (0)
128.70.23 (109)0.67 (21)
137.50.55 (44)0.53 (91)
136.30.55 (44)0.58 (90)
160NaN (0)0.39 (176)