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ERIC Number: EJ807008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Validity of the Draw-a-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED) in Strengths-Based Assessment
Matto, Holly C.; Naglieri, Jack A.; Clausen, Cinny
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n1 p41-46 2005
Objective: This is the first validity study to date to examine the relationship between the Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED) and strengths-based emotional and behavioral measures. The incremental predictive validity of the DAP:SPED relative to the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale was examined. Method: Youth in the sample (N = 109; 9 to 14 years old) were in general education classes or receiving special education services. Results: Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that the DAP:SPED accounted for 21.7% of the variance in Interpersonal Strength parent report (beta = -0.480; p less than 0.001), after controlling for demographic variables and Interpersonal Strength student report, and accounted for 27.4% of the variance in Intrapersonal Strength (beta = -0.562; p less than 0.001), controlling for educational placement. Conclusions: The DAP:SPED is a useful youth-report instrument in large environments (e.g., schools) as a quick and nonthreatening way to identify those youth who may need more specialized attention. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Draw a Person Test; Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale