Family drawings for psychological analysis of children living in normal and single-parent families

shakerian, ata (2009) Family drawings for psychological analysis of children living in normal and single-parent families. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 11 (44). pp. 21-312.

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This study was planned to compare family drawings created by children aged 5 to 10 years living in single parent and normal families. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in spring 2009 in Sanandaj city, western part of Iran. The study was performed on 160 children (60 preschool and 100 elementary school children) aged 5 to 10 years. Eighty single parent children were selected based on systematic cluster sampling. Also 80 Normal children were randomly selected among normal families in Sanandaj. Subjects were assessed by Corman family drawing test. The children were free in their family drawings. The information remained confidential and they were analyzed using the descriptive indices plus chisquare, t-dependent and Kolmogorov-Smirnov  tests. Results: Children who are grown in single-parent families, comparing to children of normal families, had more tendency to exhibit emotional reactions in their drawings, for instance eliminate themselves or some parts of their body (P=0.001), eliminate one of the parents (P=0.001), draw their parents separately (P=0.017) and use less variety of coloration (P=0.001). Conclusion: Single parent children show some emotional reactions in their family drawings, different from drawings created by children with normal family. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 19:40
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 19:40

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