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Intelligent soldiers most likely to die in battle



In other news; pretty average university in Scotland wastes time and taxpayers' money on pointless study. Next week a study entitled; A Freudian Perspective on Glazed Doughnuts.
'Flamed To A Quentin; Inebriation And The Internet' :)
Safer than drunken sex or driving though.:=)

from the article though it does indicate that wartime officers were pretty smart.

The overwhelming majority of thewar deaths, as might be
expected, occurred during 1942–1945. This was a period
when the Army was engaged in heavy fighting in the Middle
East, Italy and north-west Europe. But whywas the mean IQ of
the dead soldiers higher than those who survived?

the majority of war deaths in this study (60%) belong to the
‘less skilled’ other ranks, who have a lower mean IQ score
(95.33) than the ‘presumptive survivors’ (97.42), the IQ of the
war dead is inflated by the minority of ‘more skilled’ other
ranks, NCOs and officers.
This seems to be partly a result of the
increasingly technological nature of warfare which meant
that more skilled soldiers were required on the frontline. In
this respect, troops in the more technical arms, such as the
Royal Armoured Corps, the Royal Engineers, and the Royal
Corps of Signals, make up 13% of the war deaths in this study,
but have a mean IQ score of 105.4.
It also seems to be partly
related to military rank. Officers and NCOs, who comprise 27%
of the fatalities and have respective mean IQ scores of 106.7
and 121.89, were expected to fulfil leadership roles and thus
would have been more likely to expose themselves to greater
. Furthermore, there might be some link to the welldocumented
relationship between mental ability test scores
and job performance (Schmidt & Hunter, 1998). It is possible
that, in general, higher IQ soldiers displayed greater combat
motivation and therefore put themselves in more life
threatening situations
If you're intelligent enough to reconcile and know for yourself exactly why you're fighting and why you're there, you've already taken the risk on joining and, after that, you've got a job to do. If you don't get it done, your side is going to lose. No half-measures, you can't commit then try to stand at the back.

Mark The Convict

What would you know about intelligence?

Edit; fuck, fast post deletion, MuddleMong!
I've never done an IQ test for the Army. No-one I know has ever done an IQ test for the Army. How's this researcher managed to work out an average IQ for people who've been slotted?

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