Handedness and behavioural inhibition: Left-handed females show most inhibition as measured by BIS/BAS self-report
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This study investigated the relationship between handedness, gender and behavioural approach and inhibition using Carver and White’s (1994) BIS/BAS Scale. 112 participants took part: 46 left-handers and 66 right-handers. All participants completed Peters’ (1998) handedness questionnaire followed by the self-report BIS/BAS Scale. Significant effects of both handedness and gender on the BIS scores were found, with left-handers and females scoring significantly higher on inhibition. BIS scores were re-examined to include FFFS scores, which showed a significant effect of gender. Revised BIS scores replicated the original BIS findings. These findings are discussed in relation to handedness research.
Wright, L., Hardie, S.M. and Wilson, K. 2009. Handedness and behavioural inhibition: Left-handed females show most inhibition as measured by BIS/BAS self-report. Personality and Individual Differences. 46(1): pp.20-24