Mustafa Çilkiz, Mustafa Özdal


The aim of this study is to examine the effect of cerebral lateralization on drag-flick and shot performance in hockey. For this purpose, 35 elite hockey players participated in the study as subjects. After the lateralization test was applied, the subjects were divided into three groups as dominant right hand, dominant left hand and using both hands, and then shot and drag flick tests were applied to the subjects to determine the effect of lateralization on hockey skills between the groups. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS 22.0 program. After testing for normality and homogeneity, one-way analysis of variance and LSD correction were performed for multiple groups. When the results were examined, it was determined that hand preference had a significant effect on shooting performance and drag flick performance in favor of right and left hand dominant (p<0.05). As a result, it can be said that the effects of laterization are in favor of the dominant hand in hockey players regardless of whether they are right or left, and individuals using both hands perform negatively in hitting advantageous points.


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