Left-handedness among architects: partial replication and some new data

Percept Mot Skills. 1977 Dec;45(3 Pt 2):1216-8. doi: 10.2466/pms.1977.45.3f.1216.


As predicted, over a 6-yr. period, more left-handed proportionately than right-handed architecture students successfully completed their 6-yr. program. Contrary to expectation, the entering class in 1976 had 21% left-handed males, 12 of 57. Lastly these left-handed men had high factor scores in a group of academic predictors, design scores, and grade point averages during the first quarter. The 45 right-handed men in the entering class had almost zero mean scores on the predictors and negative mean scores on performance. The 19 right-handed women in the class had negative scores on the academic predictors and positive ones on performance.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Architecture*
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Probability