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Concurrent validity of the Kinetic family drawing assessment as a measure of depression.

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dc.contributor.author Thorne, Valerie J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T14:59:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T14:59:39Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1204
dc.description v, 31 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This study compared with a self-report questionnaire to explore the validity of the projective method for assessing levels of depression in college students. The Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD), rated by the Family Drawing Depression Scale (FDDS), was compared with the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDl-ll) which research has found to be a valid instrument for the assessment of depression. The participants were 102 students at a midwestern state university. Each participant was individually administered the KFD projective assessment and the BDl-ll self-report questionnaire. The KFD drawings were scored according to criteria of the FDDS by three trained raters who were blind to the purpose of the study. The resulting FDDS scores were statistically compared to the BDl-ll scores. A correlation between the results of these two measurements would be a likely indication that both assessments were measuring levels of depression. No significant correlation was found between the assessments. The result of this study indicates the lack of validity of the KFD, measured by the FDDS and correlated with the BDl-ll, as an assessment of levels of depression in college students. This lack of validity may be partially due to the low levels of depression in the students assessed, reflecting FDDS difficulty in detecting milder levels of depression. In addition, both assessments are based on somewhat differing criteria of depression. l.__. This may have impacted the results. Another factor may be the substantial subjective content of the FDDS, resulting in rating difficulty. Future studies may address these and other questions, leading to the development of a valid projective assessment for depression. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject College students-United States. en_US
dc.subject Kinetic Family Drawing Test. en_US
dc.title Concurrent validity of the Kinetic family drawing assessment as a measure of depression. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor David Dungan en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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