The "intelligent student" as perceived by undergraduates of different disciplines

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Investigated undergraduates' representation of academic intelligence and the association of such representation with the subject in which they are majoring. 198 undergraduates (aged 20–26 yrs) filled out a questionnaire in which they were requested to think of the prototype of the intelligent student in their major and to rate on a 5-point scale how close each of the intellectual abilities involved in academic courses is to such a prototype. Analyses show that the intelligent student was a multicomponential concept including both thinking and expressive abilities. Furthermore, the definition of an intelligent student varied as a function of Ss' academic major; Ss tended to overevaluate the specific abilities linked to their own major
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalStudia Psychologica
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • academic intelligence
  • representation


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