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ERIC Number: ED355273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 12
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Projective Techniques: An International Perspective.
Piotrowski, Chris; And Others
The findings of the following four recent surveys on clinical test use in the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, and Hong Kong are reviewed: (1) "Clinical Psychological Test Usage in Japan: A Comparative Study with a Survey in the U.S.A." (T. Ogawa and C. Piotrowski, 1992); (2) "Patterns of Psychological Test Use in Hong Kong" (M. M. Tsoi and N. D. Sundberg, 1989); (3) "Trends in Test Use in The Netherlands" (A. Evers and J. N. Zaal, 1982); and (4) "Use of Assessment in Mental Health Clinics and Services" (C. Piotrowski and J. W. Keller, 1989). The preliminary analysis indicates that projective techniques are popular in the assessment of personality worldwide. Obviously, projectives are universal, in that unstructured stimuli serve as the basis for assessment and do not pose a language barrier. Thus, reliance on projective methods reflects problems in adequately translated and standardized objective tests. More data are needed from developed countries before firm conclusions on the status of projective techniques, internationally, can be affirmed. A table shows projective test use rankings for six common tests. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Japan; Netherlands; United States