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Title: Handedness and behavioural inhibition: Left-handed females show most inhibition as measured by BIS/BAS self-report
Authors: Wright, Lynn
Hardie, Scott M.
Wilson, Karen
Affiliation: University of Abertay. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Handedness
Behavioural inhibition
Behavioural activation
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Type: Article
Refereed: Peer reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version of this journal article. Published version (c)Elsevier available from www.sciencedirect.com
Citation: 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
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/72
ISSN: 0191-8869
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