Self-report of right-left confusion in college men and women

Percept Mot Skills. 1990 Apr;70(2):451-7. doi: 10.2466/pms.1990.70.2.451.


Self-report questionnaires of difficulty in right-left discrimination and handedness were given to 575 male and 607 female undergraduates. Significantly more men and lefthanders reported having right-left confusion frequently or all the time. The validity of such self-report measures in predicting actual performance on right-left discrimination tasks is questioned since the results, at least as a function of handedness, depended on the question asked.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attention*
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology*
  • Confusion / psychology*
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality*
  • Gender Identity*
  • Humans
  • Identification, Psychological*
  • Male