Effects of physical difficulties to left handed students using right handed chairs on educational performance

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Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Disabled Persons, Academic Performance


The researchers identified the demographic profile of the left handed students among grades 2 and 3 at Dasmarinas Elementary School, the physical difficulties that left handed students experienced in using right handed chair, and their educational performance in relation to using right handed chair. Quantitative descriptive research design was used in the study. The study utilized purposive sampling design which is based on pre-specified criteria under non-probability to select respondents that are left handed students from grade 2 and 3 at Dasmarinas Elementary School. A random sampling method was used in selecting Dasmariñas Elementary School among the top most populated schools in Dasmarinas City. The researcher instrument used in the study is a modified survey questionnaire. The data was gathered within two (2) days of implementation. Most of the data gathered was analyzed using frequency distribution. Based from the data gathered, the researchers found out that the population of left handed students is less than 10% as compared to the population of right handed students in Dasmarinas Elementary School. There are more boys who are left handed than girls. From the range of 6-9 year old left handed students, 7 year old students encompass the population than the others. Upon analyzing the data, left handed students who use right handed chairs experience physical difficulties. However, despite the difficulties being experienced, respondents were able to accomplish notes that are neat and clear, were able to catch up with their classmates in terms of writing notes, were able to focus on the teacher's lecture, and were able to get good grades in their different subjects.

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