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Positive Correlations between Head Circumference, Height and Intelligence: New Evidence from a High School in Egypt

Nasser Said Gomaa Abdelrasheed, Moosa Ahmed Ali Sulaiman, Salaheldin Farah Bakhiet, Helen Cheng and Richard Lynn


Published: 2019/06/01


This study recruited a sample of 2,206 (1001 males and 1205 females) 15-18 year old students from urban and rural secondary schools in the Al Minia region of Egypt. They were tested for abstract non-verbal reasoning ability with Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (RAPM), and measured for head circumference and height. Intelligence was significantly correlated with head circumference (r = .243, p<.001) and height (r = .188, p<.001), after controlling for sex and age.

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