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ERIC Number: ED218658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 14
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Effects of Pencil Shape and Size on Motor Accuracy and Pencil Posture of 8 Year Old Children.
Ziviani, Jenny
To determine the effects of pencil shape and size on motor accuracy and pencil posture of eight-year-old children, a study randomly assigned 54 third grade school children to one of three experimental conditions: (1) using a standard 2B pencil, (2) using a 1.5 cm thick 2B pencil, and (3) using the standard 2B pencil with the attachment of an "easy-grip." Children were then asked to complete the Southern California Motor Accuracy Test. Subsequently they were asked to write their name, birth date, and address on the test sheet. Performance on the test revealed that pencil shape and size had no influence on the ability of children to perform a motor accuracy test. However, more mature pencil posture was adopted by those children using the thicker pencil and those equipped with an"easy-grip." (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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