Abstract The correlates of social and academic competence were investigated in 9–14 yr old children. Factor analysis of multiple measures of cognitive functioning, excluding IQ, identified three dimensions: (I) Social Comprehension; (2) Cognitive Efficiency and (3) Divergent Thinking. The social comprehension dimension was derived from measures of humor and social cognition. Although strongly related IO IQ, Social Comprehension still had a substantial unique relation to social competence in a school setting, as assessed by teachers and peers. While this dimension was the best predictor of social competence, IQ was by far the most powerful predictor of academic competence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Sep 1987|
- academic competence
- social cognition
- social competence