Exploring the Relationship between Brain Dominance and Academic Achievement among a Sample of University Social Studies Students in Jordan

By Salah Hailat, Mohammed Hailat and Mohammad Jawarneh.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

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This study aimed at exploring the relationship between brain dominance and academic achievement among a sample of university students at the Hashemite University in Jordan. The sample of the study consisted of 123 students whom were selected from the social studies courses offered by the Faculty of Educational Sciences. The questionnaire of the study was used to identify those students with left brain and right brain preferences. The results of the study revealed that the majority of students under study have left brain dominance and that their academic achievement was higher than their colleagues who have right brain dominance. The study ended by providing a number of practical and theoretical recommendations for the field of study.

Keywords: Brain Dominance, Left Brain, Right Brain, Academic Achievement, Jordan

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 9, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 552.793KB)).

Dr. Salah Hailat

Associate Professor, Educational Sciences, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Mohammed Hailat

Supervisor, Ministry of Education, Irbid, Jordan

Dr. Mohammad Jawarneh

Associate Professor, Educational Sciences, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan