Validation study of human figure drawing test in a Colombian school children population

Alberto Vélez van Meerbeke, Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, Milciades Ibáñez, Claudia Talero-Gutiérrez, Dolly Fiallo, Karen Halliday

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The aim of this article was to assess the validity of the emotional and developmental components of the Koppitz human figure drawing test. 2420 children's drawings available in a database resulting from a previous cross sectional study designed to determine the prevalence of neurological diseases in children between 0 and 12 years old in Bogota schools were evaluated. They were scored using the criteria proposed by Koppitz, and classified into 16 groups according to age, gender, and presence/absence of learning or attention problems. The overall results were then compared with the normative study to assess whether descriptive parameters of the two populations were significantly different. There were no significant differences associated with presence/absence of learning and attention disorders or school attended within the overall sample. An Interrater reliability test has been made to assure the homogeneity of scoring by the evaluator team. There were significant differences between this population and that of the original study. New scoring tables contextualized for our population based on the frequency of appearance in this sample are presented. We can conclude that various ethnic, social, and cultural factors can influence the way children draw the human figure. It is thus important to establish local reference values to adequately distinguish between normality and abnormality. The new scoring tables proposed here should be followed up with a clinical study to corroborate their validity. © 2011 by The Spanish Journal of Psychology.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)464-477
Número de páginas14
PublicaciónSpanish Journal of Psychology
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2011

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Validation Studies
Human Body
schoolchild
Population
normality
Learning Disorders
cultural factors
cross-sectional study
school
learning
social factors
Reference Values
Cross-Sectional Studies
Learning
Databases
Disease
gender
School children
Scoring
Human Figure

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van Meerbeke, Alberto Vélez ; Sandoval-Garcia, Carolina ; Ibáñez, Milciades ; Talero-Gutiérrez, Claudia ; Fiallo, Dolly ; Halliday, Karen. / Validation study of human figure drawing test in a Colombian school children population. En: Spanish Journal of Psychology. 2011 ; pp. 464-477.
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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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