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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part F

Effect of left, right and integrated hemispheric dominance on performance of female gymnasts


Author(s): Milind Bhandeo, Dr. Vivek Mishra

Abstract: The present study was conducted to compare overall performance of artistic female gymnasts on the basis of their hemispheric preference. To conduct the study, 50 female gymnasts (Ave. age 21.34 yrs) who took part in inter-university artistic gymnastics competition were selected as sample through convenience sampling method. Brain Hemisphere Domination Test (B.H.D.T.) prepared by Agashe and Helode (2007) was used to assess left, right and integrated brain hemisphere dominance of selected female gymnasts. To assess performance of female gymnasts, scores on floor exercise, vaulting table, uneven bars and balance beam events were summed up and used as performance scores of female gymnasts. Results reveal no statistically significant impact of brain hemisphere domination on performance of female gymnasts although it was observed that female gymnasts with right brain hemisphere dominance performed better collectively on all the apparatus as compared to selected female gymnasts with left and integrated brain hemisphere dominance. It was concluded that brain hemisphere dominance can predict performance of female gymnasts but to a certain extent.

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How to cite this article:
Milind Bhandeo, Dr. Vivek Mishra. Effect of left, right and integrated hemispheric dominance on performance of female gymnasts. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(1):383-385.
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