Interrogative suggestibility among adolescent boys and its relationship with intelligence, memory, and cognitive set

J Adolesc. 1992 Jun;15(2):155-61. doi: 10.1016/0140-1971(92)90044-6.


This study investigates some of the hypotheses generated by the Gudjonsson and Clark model of interrogative suggestibility. The subjects were 40 adolescent boys (11-16 years), who completed the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale and instruments measuring intellectual skills, memory, field-dependence, hostility, and attitudes towards persons in authority. Suggestibility correlated negatively with I.Q. and memory capacity, and positively with field-dependence.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Attitude*
  • Child
  • Cognition*
  • Field Dependence-Independence*
  • Humans
  • Intelligence*
  • Male
  • Memory*
  • Suggestion*