ERIC Number: ED117087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Kinesthetic Ability as Related to a Ball Catching Task with Dominant and Non-Dominant Hands.
Watz, Karyl A.; Eskridge, Veronica L.
This study was designed to investigate a specific skill pattern as it relates to kinesthetics and hand dominance. The specific skill pattern investigated was the ability of subjects, using either their dominant or nondominant hand, to catch a ball when they were unable to see their arm or hand. An "L" shaped curtain containing a hole for the ball to pass through was used for this study. The side of the curtain contained an arm sleeve which allowed the subject to see the ball in its parabolic flight pattern but did not allow the subject to see either her arm or hand. One hundred sixty high school girls were randomly chosen and assigned to one of the following four experimental treatment variables: (1) dominant hand kinesthetic catching ability, (2) dominant hand visual catching ability, (3) nondominant hand kinesthetic catching ability, and (4) nondominant hand visual catching ability. It was found that there was a significant difference between vision and kinethesis in the ball catching task. A significant difference was also found between dominant and nondominant hands in the catching task. No significant difference was revealed between dominant and nondominant hand catching ability in the visual catching task. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Texas Convention of the Alliance of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (1975)