Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Zimmerman, M. Nadine

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Cerebral dominance||Sex differences||Juggling

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of hemispheric dominance, sex, and method of presentation on the performance of a motor skill, and the effects of hemispheric dominance and sex on the scores obtained on a logic problem and a block design problem. The subjects were 95 students, 50 males and 45 females, attending a high school in northern Illinois. The test to determine brain dominance was developed by Torrance, Reynolds, Riegel, and Ball. The block design problem was one developed by Wechsler and the logic problem was one developed by Jurgensen and Brown. Hemispheric dominance, sex, and scores on the logic and block design problems were analyzed by a 2 x 3 analysis of variance. Hemispheric dominance, method of presentation, sex, and scores on a juggling task were analyzed by a 2 x 2 x 3 analysis of variance. Duncan's New Multiple Range Test was employed to determine where significant differences occurred in the mean scores for the juggling task among the three hemispheric dominances. Results showed that brain dominance had no effect on the scores obtained on the logic and block design problem. Male subjects scored significantly higher than female subjects on the block design problem. Sex had no effect on scores obtained on the logic problem. Male subjects scored significantly higher than female subjects on the juggling task. Integrated brain subjects did significantly better than right and left brain subjects on the juggling task. Method of presentation did not affect the scores for the juggling task.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 48-52.

Extent

viii, 78 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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