Correlations Among IQ, Visual Memory Assessed by ROCF Test a | 53258

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Correlations Among IQ, Visual Memory Assessed by ROCF Test and GPA in University Students

Author(s): Ochilbek Rakhmanov and Senol Dane*


Introduction: It is well known that cognitive ability tests predict academic performance. This study was conducted to reinvestigate the effects of IQ assessed by Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test and Immediate recall (short-term visual memory) and Delayed recall (long-term visual memory) subtests of the ROCF on GPA in university students.

Methods: A total of 125 Nigerian university students were involved in the study. Participants were 63 men and 62 women who were 16-18 years of age. The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) test developed by Rey and standardized by Osterrieth used to screen for visual memory. To get their full-scale IQ scores were used the Wonderlic Personnel Test Quicktest.

Results: There were a strong positive correlation between GPA and IQ and short-term and long-term visual memories in total sample as well as men and women. GPA was not correlated with IQ in medicine students. But short-term and long-term visual memories were highly correlated with GPA.

Conclusion: Because visual memory tests are culture and language free international tests, the universities can use visual memory tests firstly and IQ tests secondarily to predict their academic performance.

Share this article