Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Developmental Influences on Adult IntelligenceThe Seattle longitudinal study$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

K. Warner Schaie

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156737

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 July 2019

Lifestyle Variables That Affect Intellectual Functioning

Lifestyle Variables That Affect Intellectual Functioning

Chapter:
(p.269) chapter eleven Lifestyle Variables That Affect Intellectual Functioning
Source:
Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence
Author(s):

K. Warner Schaie

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0011

The Life Complexity Inventory (LCI) has been used since 1974 to characterize the microenvironment of participants in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Early analyses of this instrument identified eight lifestyle factors that were related to measures of intellectual abilities. Low-to-modest positive correlations were found between amount of leisure activity and levels of cognitive functioning. Positive lifestyle characteristics were also correlated with high levels of cognitive functioning, with the dimensions of prestige, social status, and work characteristics showing the highest correlations. This chapter discusses lifestyle variables that affect intellectual functioning. Family similarity in lifestyles was examined for parent-offspring and sibling dyads, along with the effects of work characteristics and retirement on cognitive functions.

Keywords:   lifestyles, intellectual functioning, Seattle Longitudinal Study, intellectual development, intellectual abilities, cognitive functions, Life Complexity Inventory

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .