ERIC Number: ED095209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
The Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test as a Measure of Intellectual Maturity of Youths 12-17 Years, United States. Series 11, No. 138.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
This report gives estimates of the intellectual maturity based on the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test (GHDT). The data were collected in Cycle III of the Health Examination Survey of noninstitutionalized U.S. youths during 1966-70. The GHDT instructions were modified for use in the survey to require each youth to draw two figures--a "person" and a "self" figure. Sexual differences in preferences and performances levels in drawing male and female figures are reported. Three charts present mean raw scores earned by boys and girls at each given age on the drawings of a man and woman. Two of the graphs contain data from the Cycle II examination of children 6-11 years of age so that the developmental trends in the drawing of a "person" can be seen from age 6 through age 17. These two charts also present similar data from Harris' 1963 standardization group for comparison with the survey's findings. Twenty-three tables provide raw score data and norms for the modified GHDT in the form of standard scores and percentile equivalents. These data are presented for the "person" and "self" drawings by the type of drawing (man and woman) and the sex and age of the subject. (Author/MLP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Maturation, Maturity Tests, Norms, Raw Scores, Sex Differences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (No. HE 20.6209: 11/138, $0.90)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Identifiers: Goodenough Harris Drawing Test; National Health Examination Survey