ERIC Number: ED035153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Body-Image of Blind Children.
Cratty, Bryant J.; Sams, Theressa A.
To develop an assessment device for the evaluation of body image, to evaluate the body image of blind children, to make comparisons between subgroups (sex, age, IQ) and to derive sequences of tasks related to body image training, 91 children (mean age 10.06 years, mean IQ 88.32) were evaluated by a body image survey form. Analysis of the data indicated that a score combining the subscores from the body-part and laterality sections was predictive of the total battery score (r equals .92); no significant sex differences were obtained, but those with IQ's above 80, the totally blind, and children above 13 years scored generally superior to lower IQ, younger, and partially sighted children; the IQ and total test battery score were related (.40); and the total population was incapable of projection into the tester's reference system. Conclusions were that body image may be reliably assessed and that there were significant intragroup differences which have educational implications. Implications of the findings, a bibliography, and tables of results are included. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Physical Education.; American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.