Relationship between dermatoglyphics and sensitivity of learning

Yew, Kelly Soo Hwei (2008) Relationship between dermatoglyphics and sensitivity of learning. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between dermatoglyphics and sensitivity of learning. Only one aspect of dermatoglyphics will be tested in this study which is the atd angle. A group of 51 undergraduates taking Mathematics with Economics course in School of Science and Technology participated in this study. Their fingerprints and palm prints are collected with the help from Angsana Cemerlang Network Sdn. Bhd. Questionnaires are given out to these participants to collect relevant data. The academic achievement of participants in term of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in four semesters is used to test the relationship with atd angle. Most of the atd angles of the participants fall in the range of normal sensitivity of learning. Only a small number of participants' atd angles fall in the category of high or low sensitivity of learning. The CGP A and atd angle show a weak and negative correlation among each other. The Wilcoxon rank-sum test shows significant difference between first semester of first year with second semester of first year, first semester of second year and second semester of second year. It shows that participants will have a higher CGPA in a particular semester. It does not show any effect of atd angle on the CGP A of all four semesters by carrying out the Kruskal-Wallis test. Finally, this study fails to prove the relationship between atd angle and sensitivity of learning.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: dermatoglyphic, sensitivity of learning, CGPA, Kruskal-Wallis test, Wilcoxon rank-sum test
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 01:39
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 03:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/8880

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