We surveyed 650 young adults to assess both their current handedness behaviors and past attempts to shift their hand preference. We found that 73 (11.2%) individuals had experienced hand preference change attempts and 52 (8.0%) had undergone pressure to switch hand preference to the right. The likelihood that an individual had experienced pressure to change hand use was not related significantly to gender or to a number of familial factors. However, the success of the hand change varied with gender; females reported greater success in shifting their handedness.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics