ERIC Number: ED123861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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The Assessment of Cerebral Laterality: The Sherman-Kulhavy Laterality Assessment Inventory. Technical Report No. 4.
Sherman, Jay L.; Kulhavy, Raymond W.
The Sherman-Kulhavy Laterality Assessment Inventory (LAI), an instrument for determining cerebral laterality, was administered to 1,000 undergraduates to determine the ability of the LAI to discriminate between right- and left-dominant groups. Each S was administered the LAI, a 45-item verbal report instrument which assesses both fine and gross motor activities of the hands, arms, legs, and feet. For each S, three scores were computed: a total right score (derived from summing the number of right always and right mostly responses), a total left score (from left always and left mostly responses), and a relative dominance score (a ratio calculated from the first two scores). Results indicated that the LAI is a reliable and consistently accurate means of assessing cerebral laterality and that the LAI has an extremely high degree of predictive accuracy. (Statistical tables and graphs concerning the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the instrument are provided.) (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Educational Psychology.