Thesis Title

A Study of Brain Dominance Among Gifted Students

Author

Lesa A. Cates

Date of Graduation

Fall 1986

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Department

Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Darrell Roubinek

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

This study was undertaken to examine and compare hemispheric brain dominance among intellectually gifted students. The study involved 184 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from a gifted program. The Zenhausern Hemispheric Cognitive Style was administered to all students reported in the study. Scores were compared by use of the chi square test of significance with p = .05 and the Pearson r correlation estimate. A significant difference was found to exist between students' sex and brain dominance. Although not significant, there appeared to be a strong relationship between brain dominance and grade level. No relationship existed when intelligence quotient and degree of brain dominance were compared.

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© Lesa A Cates

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