Validity and reliability of drawing vitality scale in children between 6-12 years old

Firoozi, Manijeh and Rahimian Boogar, Ishaq (2014) Validity and reliability of drawing vitality scale in children between 6-12 years old. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 16 (63). pp. 252-260.

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Abstract

Introduction: Vitality is recognized as desire to feel refreshing, vibrant and full of energy.The main purpose of this study was evaluation of the reliability and validity of children�s drawing Test to assessment of vitality.  Materials and Methods: Subjects were selected from children between 6 to 12 years. This scale formed in the three-steps and was studied its psychometric properties. The first stage concluded qualitative analysis of children�s drawings. In the second stage, the content validity was calculated. Then on the third stage, test-retest of scale was examined. Results: Cronbach�s alpha coefficient for internal consistency obtained respectively 0.89. Validity of vitality test was measured by Face recognition as a visual scale, short scale for assessment depression, children's depression-happiness scale, sports scores and teacher evaluations. The results of internal consistency of test statistically obtained significant (r=0.83 and P<0.001). Pearson correlation coefficient displayed a significant relation between the vitality test and other scales. Conclusion: The previous findings about emotional indicators in children�s drawing confirm the result of present study. This instrument would be a good efficiency to the clinical evaluation and child health psychology intervention.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 15:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4060

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