Lyda Parker

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

David Shiek, Leroy Metze, Albert Laird

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between intellectual ability of 276 high school students and personality as measured by the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey (GZTS) factors. The 10 GZTS traits utilized were: General Activity, Restraint, Ascendance, Sociability, Emotional Stability, Objectivity, Friendliness, Thoughtfulness, Personal Relations and Masculinity. The study was designed to test for the relationship between three IQ groups (high, middle and low) and each of 10 GZTS personality factors. A multiple groups design was used, in which the three groups of subjects were blocked across intelligence. Ten one-way analyses of variance were performed to determine if significant differences between the IQ groups existed on the 10 GZTS factors. None of the analyses yielded significant findings. That is, no significant differences in personality across IQ groups were obtained. Seven non-significant trends between intelligence level and specific personality factors are presented and discussed.


Child Psychology | Education | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences