The Role Of Noncognitive Skills In Explaining Cognitive Test Scores

This article examines whether noncognitive skills—measured both by personality traits and by economic preference parameters—influence cognitive tests’ performance. The basic idea is that noncognitive skills might affect the effort people put into a test to obtain good results. We experimentally vari...

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Volume: 46
Main Author: Borghans, L
Meijers, H.H.M
ter Weel, B.J
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Malden, USA Blackwell Publishing Inc 01.01.2008
Western Economic Association International
published in: Economic inquiry Vol. 46; no. 1; pp. 2 - 12
Related: Research Centre for Educ and Labour Mark
Macro, International & Labour Economics
RS: GSBE DUHR
Data of publication: 2008-01-01
ISSN: 0095-2583
1465-7295
EISSN: 1465-7295
Discipline: Economics
Statistics
Bibliography: We thank Flavio Cunha, Bart Golsteyn, James Heckman, Joan Muysken, and Inge Sieben for useful comments and conversations; participants at the 2006 WEAI in San Diego for feedback on an earlier version of this paper; and Anton de Vries for advice about the use of cognitive tests. This research has been supported by the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
Series: Economic Inquiry
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