Accession Number:

AD0684506

Title:

REFRACTIVE ERRORS, INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL MOBILITY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GLASGOW UNIV (SCOTLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Existing evidence concerning the relationship between refractive error and intelligence, and the determinants of the former, is reviewed. This leads to the expectation that myopia and hypermetropia entail some tendency towards upward and downward social mobility respectively. Two hypotheses were framed accordingly, and tested with samples of ametropic school-children and normal controls. The associations between type of refractive error, test performance and parental occupation were in conformity with the predicted patterns and highly significant. A tentative model is suggested which takes account of the time dimension in the mobility process, and the potential implications of the findings emerging from this exploratory investigation are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE