Master of Arts (MA)
Semester of Degree Completion
Randall H. Best
This study sought to expand a study by Kamano (1960) to a normal population. In that work, Kamano used the D.A.P. in conjunction with the Semantic Differential. He concluded that the Ss (schizophrenics) analyzed their drawings consistent with their own self concepts. In the present study the relation between Ss ratings of the D.A.P., their self concept, and judges ratings of the drawings were sought. It was predicted that the Ss would rate themselves and the Drawings similarly. This prediction was upheld for the Potency factor. There was interjudge reliability for this factor, but the prediction that there would be a difference between the judges' and the Ss' ratings was not supported. Neither the Evaluative or the Activity factor gave significant results.
The Ss were 20 members of an introductory psychology class.
The correlations were calculated by using the Spearman rank formula which is a rank difference statistic.
Schaefer, William Maurice, "The Relationship Between Self Concept and the Draw-a-Person Test" (1972). Masters Theses. 3909.