THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EFL STUDENTS’ HANDEDNESS AND LEARNING STYLES ACROSS GENDER
Samizadegan, Shakouri, Teimourtash
Abstract: The present paper was an attempt to find the relationship between handedness and learning styles. In this regard, 50 L2 learners (25 males and 25 females) were selected from a well-known language center in Bandar-e Anzali, Iran. Oldfield’s (1971) Edinburgh Handedness Inventory (1971) and Barsch’s (1980) Learning Style Inventory were used to examine participants’ handedness and learning style respectively. Having applied chi-square tests followed by Phi and Cramer’s V, the researchers found out that there appeared to be a significant relationship between handedness and learning styles. Moreover, based on the results of Phi and Cramer’s V, there appeared to be a significant association between gender and learning style. Besides, the two-sided asymptotic significance of the chi-square statistic for students’ handedness and their preferred learning styles across gender was found to be higher than .05, so it was safe to say that the relationship between these variables were simply due to chance variation.