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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 173-176
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.173.176
 
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A Look at the Effect of Hand Dominance on Learning

E. Emore, O.A. Ebeye, H.K. Odion-Obomhense and P.S. Igbigbi

Abstract:
Hand dominance or handedness has been associated with a lot of other conditions; in the case of left handedness, most of them deleterious. Left handedness was also thought to adversely affect learning. In this study, self-assessment questionnaires were filled by 606 primary school pupils. Their ages ranged between 6 and 16 years, with a mean age of 11.1 and a mode of 12 years. The questionnaires were analysed using Chi-square test on SPSS. The handedness of the respondents was associated with learning, using their graded performance in class. There were 537 (94.9%) right-handers, thirty (5.1%) non-right handed children. A significant proportion of the non-right handed respondents performed above their class average. Handedness was thus found to significantly affect learning (p< 0.05).
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E. Emore, O.A. Ebeye, H.K. Odion-Obomhense and P.S. Igbigbi, 2008. A Look at the Effect of Hand Dominance on Learning. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 173-176.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.173.176

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.173.176

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