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dc.contributor.advisorBakken, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Jennifer R. States
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-14T19:12:51Z
dc.date.available2007-08-14T19:12:51Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifiert06123en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/646
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Wichita State University, College of Education, Dept. of Counseling, Educational, & School Psychologyen
dc.description"December 2006."en
dc.description.abstractHistorically left-handed people have had to cope with disparaging nicknames, sayings and misunderstanding about being left-handed. The age of hand dominance has been debated for decades with the consensus maintaining that at about 5 years old children begin to have stability in hand preference. In conjunction with hand dominance, the degree of dominance plays a significant role in the level of functioning. The impact of psychological well being during childhood is far reaching and could be life-long. Therefore, this study raised three hypotheses that could impact the future contact with students in regard to their hand preferences. Left-handed children would have significantly lower self-concept scores than right-handed children. Left-handed children would have higher anxiety levels. Left-handed children would use more external locus of control. Participants included 132 students from grades 4 through 6 from two Catholic Schools in the Wichita Diocese and one public elementary school in Reno County, Kansas. Of the 132 students 121 identified themselves as right-handed and 11 identified themselves as right-handed. To measure self-concept the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale was used. The Penn State Worry Questionnaire was used to measure anxiety. To measure locus of control the I-E Scale was used. Statistical results showed no statistically significant difference between left-handed and right-handed students in terms of anxiety and locus of control. Statistics revealed a statistically significant that lefthanded students have a statistically significant higher self-concept.en
dc.format.extentviii, 45 leaves: ill., digital, PDF file.
dc.format.extent198886 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsCopyright Jennifer R.Fisher, States , 2006. All rights reserved.en
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titlePsychosocial differences between left-handed and right-handed childrenen
dc.typeThesisen


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