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J. Intell. 2014, 2(3), 56-67; doi:10.3390/jintelligence2030056
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The Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (Level-H) is a Measure of g

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1 Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Bandar Putra Bertam, Kepala Batas 13200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2 Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 15 January 2014 / Revised: 20 May 2014 / Accepted: 12 June 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014
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Abstract

Although the consensus in the field of human intelligence holds that a unitary factor (g) accounts for the majority of the variance among individuals, there are still some who argue that intelligence is composed of separate abilities and individual differences across abilities in combination are what constitutes intelligence. In keeping with the latter theoretical support, the Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (STAT) is an intelligence test that is designed to measure three distinct types of intelligence: analytical, practical, and creative. Several analyses were conducted to establish whether or not the triarchic model is empirically supported, or if a unitary construct is the best explanation of individual differences on this test. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicate that a g model is the best explanation for the data.
Keywords: analytical; creativity; practical ability; general intelligence; confirmatory factor analysis analytical; creativity; practical ability; general intelligence; confirmatory factor analysis
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Chooi, W.-T.; Long, H.E.; Thompson, L.A. The Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (Level-H) is a Measure of g. J. Intell. 2014, 2, 56-67.

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