Left is never right. Handedness and differences in spatial ability

dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Noirinen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-21T10:15:58Z
dc.date.available2015-01-21T10:15:58Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated differences in performance on two spatial tasks between left and right-handed groups. It was predicted there would be a relationship between self-efficacy and scores on spatial tasks. Gender differences were examined. In an Internet study, mixed between participants and correlational design, 26 left-handed and 21 right-handed participants completed a spatial orientation task, a mental rotation test, a handedness questionnaire and a self-efficacy scale. The analyses showed significant gender differences in the spatial orientation task, males showed lower error rates. It is proposed; females may have lacked opportunities to develop different cognitive strategies for spatial problem solving. No significant differences were found between handedness groups. Sub-classification of handedness is suggested for future research, variability in spatial ability may be detected if participants are identified on a spectrum of handedness. No relationship was found between self-efficacy and scores in spatial tasks. Suggests, a technology rich society fosters self-efficacy in spatial ability. Author keywords: Spatial abilty, handedness, sex differences in spatial abilityen
dc.identifier.citationMcCarthy, N. (2014). Left is never right. Handedness and differences in spatial ability. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2231
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectThought and thinkingen
dc.titleLeft is never right. Handedness and differences in spatial abilityen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelBA (Hons)en
dc.type.degreenameBA (Hons) in Psychologyen
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