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JCMH 2018, 5(2): 119-130 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Self-Concept, Anxiety, and Dexterity between Left-Handed and Right-Handed Students
Mostafa Asgari * , Abbas Bakhshipour , Zeynab Khanjani
Department of Psychology, university of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
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Background and‌ Purpose: Laterality is a controversial issue that related to lateralization or assignment of brain hemispheres to specific activities. The purpose of this study was to comparison of the self-concept, anxiety, and dexterity between left-handed and right-handed students. 
Method: The present study is causal-comparative. The population of the study consisted of all girls and boys students aged 9-14 years old in Tabriz city in 1395. After identifying selected schools, 30 left-handed right-handed and 30 right-handed students were selected through purposeful sampling. The research data obtained by using the handedness quetionnair (Chapman & Chapman, 1987), Piers-Harris children's self-concept scale (1981), Beck anxiety scale (1988) and Purdue Pegboard (Tiffin & Asher, 1948). For data analysis, independent t-test and multivariate analysis of variance were used.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between the self-concept and anxiety components between the two groups of the left-handed and right-handed students, but there was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of dexterity (P <0.05)
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that there is a difference between the left-handed and right-handed students in emotional, behavioral and motor dimensions, which should be considered by families and child psychologists.
Keywords: Left-handed, right-handed, self-concept, anxiety, dexterity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/22 | Accepted: 2018/04/5 | Published: 2018/09/17
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Asgari M, Bakhshipour A, Khanjani Z. Comparison of the Self-Concept, Anxiety, and Dexterity between Left-Handed and Right-Handed Students . JCMH. 2018; 5 (2) :119-130
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Volume 5, Issue 2 (Vol5 No2 Summer 2018 - 2018) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه سلامت روان کودک Quarterly Journal of Child Mental Health
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