ERIC Number: ED130280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Use of Handwriting Rate for Predicting Academic Achievement and Suggesting Curriculum Modification.
Rice, Rudy R.
The relationships among handwriting rate, academic achievement, and the completion of written assignments were investigated in a sample of 119 sixth-grade students. Each student completed instruments measuring rate of rapid and casual handwriting, legibility, copying rate, completion of written assignments, and self-concept. Results indicated that handwriting rate was a significant predictor of language achievement and assignment completion; that secure/insecure and defensive/aggressive elements from the measure of self-concept were significant predictors of handwriting rate; and that IQ, used as a control variable, accounted for a significant proportion of the variation throughout the study. Educational implications of the findings are also discussed. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Handwriting Instruction, Handwriting Skills, Intermediate Grades, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Akron