Relationships between Brain Hemispheric Dominance and Academic Achievement, Self Concept and Achievement Motivation in High School Students

고등학생들의 뇌반구 우세성과 학업성취도, 자아개념 및 성취동기와의 관계

  • Kim Nam-il (Department of Psychology, Chungnam University)
  • Published : 2005.03.01


The purpose of the study was to examine any difference in academic achievement, self-concept and achievement motivation by the types of hemispheric dominance. 189 high school students participated in the study. They were taken three kinds of different psychological tests i.e., the brain hemispheric preference (dominance), the self-concept and the achievement motivation tests. Three types of hemispheric dominance were classified as the left hemispheric, the right hemispheric and whole brain dominances. The results showed that students with the right hemispheric dominance showed lower academic achievement and self concept than the other groups students. Those who had left hemisphere dominance showed higher achievement motivation than the right hemispheric students. These results could be interpreted that education in the high school in Korea mainly focuses left hemisphere related topics or subjects.