The Relationship between Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence
Working memory is the ability to simultaneously maintain, store and process information. Fluid intelligence is
the ability to solve new problems, use logic in new situations, and identify patterns. The present research investigated the
relationship between working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. The present research adheres to correlatioal research
design. 100 middle school students were selected as samples (Non probability – purposive sampling). Working Memory
Index (WMI) Subset of The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC-IV) was used to measure working memory
and Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices was used to measure fluid intelligence. Data analysis revealed that there was not
significant correlation between working memory and fluid intelligence with r = 0.08 at p > 0.05. Hence, it is evidently
proved that there is only weak relationship between working memory and fluid intelligence.
Keywords - Working memory, Fluid Intelligence.