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Gender differences in cognitive abilities: The mediating role of health state and health habits

Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin


Gender differences were examined in performance on the California Verbal Learning Test (immediate and delayed recall), Digit Span Backwards, Symbol-Digit Modalities Test, Spot-the-Word, and simple and choice reaction time. The data came from a community survey involving 2404 people aged 20-24 years, 2530 aged 40-44 years, and 2551 aged 60-64 years. Males performed better on Digit Span Backwards and on reaction time, while females were better on recall and Symbol-Digit Modalities Test. A range...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Intelligence
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2003.08.001


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