Gq - Quantitative intelligence Definition

Definition of Quantitative Intelligence (Gq)

Quantitative intelligence is made up of other factors – particularly crystallized intelligence (Gc), fluid intelligence (Gf ) and short term / working memory (Gsm) as shown in the figure above. It is not understood as an independenent factor of general intelligence in itself. It has been defined as follows:

The breadth and depth of a person’s quantitative or numerical knowledge. Gq is largely acquired through the investment of other abilities primarily during formal educational experiences. Gq represents an individual’s store of acquired mathematical knowledge.

Dr. Kevin S. McGrew

Tests of Quantitative Intelligence

Mathematical knowledge. Mathematical achievement.


McGrew, K. S. (2009).  Intelligence 37, 1–10.

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