A comparison of clinical and nonclinical groups of children on the Bender-Gestalt and Draw a Person Tests

Özer N. S.

World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 22 - 25 April 2010, vol.5, pp.449-454 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.121
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-454
  • Keywords: Test, Psychological, children, drawings, Draw a Person, Bender Gestalt, HUMAN FIGURE-DRAWINGS, SCORING SYSTEM, PERFORMANCE
  • TED University Affiliated: No


The present study compared a clinical and a control sample of Turkish children on the Bender Gestalt and Draw A Person tests. 44 of the children from a clinic sample were compared to 44 children from a matched nonclinical school sample The tests were scored according to the Koppitz criteria. ANOVA comparisons showed differences on the Bender Gestalt test, and the HFD. The two groups did not differ on the number of Emotional Indicators. Correct classification of the children in the clinical groups based on the presence of Emotional Indicators was accurate only in 56% of the cases. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.