The Impact of Holding and Gripping a Pencil and Compressive Strength on Writing Speed and Mistakes of First Grade Students

TEMUR T., AKSOY C. C., Tabak H.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.37, no.165, pp.307-319, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 165
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-319
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This is a survey model descriptive study which aims at testing the impact of the way the first grade students in primary school hold the pencil, grip the pencil and the compressive strength on the writing speeds and mistakes. The survey has been made with the first grade students (n=412) in the primary schools located in the city center of Kutahya. According to the data obtained, it can be said that the pencil gripping style of the students is a kind which is supported with thumb, index and middle finger; there is low negative level meaning correlation between writing mistake point and compressive strength and there is low positive level meaning correlation between writing speed and gripping strength.