Sex Difference in Estimated Intelligence and Estimated Emotional Intelligence and IQ Scores

Adrian Furnham, Charlotte Robinson

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Abstract

In five different online studies of community samples, participants (N > 2,200) estimated their IQ and EQ on a single scale and completed three different, short, untimed intelligence tests. In all studies, women estimated their IQ significantly lower than men (effect sizes from 0.22–0.47) and estimated their EQ higher (effect size 0.04–0.32). In only one study were there actual sex differences in IQ test scores. All correlations between the two estimates were significant and positive, and ranged from.37 < r <.47. The robustness of the IQ-EQ hubris-humility effect across measures and populations is discussed. Limitations are acknowledged, particularly in the use of tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Volume184
Issue number2
Early online date23 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • EQ
  • intelligence
  • IQ
  • self-estimates
  • sex differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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