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ERIC Number: EJ1021905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain: Does Geographic Location Matter?
Graves, Adam; Jones, Leslie; Kaplan, Frances F.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v30 n3 p107-113 2013
This pilot study examines an aspect of construct validity of the Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain (DAPR) assessment utilizing a sample ("N" = 58) of third-grade public school children from three geographic regions of the United States (Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Northwest) that differ in climate and frequency of precipitation. A scoring system was used to indicate the presence or absence of environmental elements depicted in the drawings. Results indicate a significant difference between the scores on drawings from the Great Plains and those from the Pacific Northwest sites, suggesting that the typical precipitation pattern of a given region may influence how a person responds to the DAPR task. Although findings are preliminary, they suggest that further examination of the validity of the DAPR is needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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