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Draw a Person in a Storm (DAPS): A content analysis of emerging concepts, themes, and patterns in adolescent drawings


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

This study introduces and explores a new projective technique, Draw a Person in a Storm. Adolescents (N = 90) 12 to 16 years old completed a drawing, drawing inquiry and two questionnaires measuring features of depression and coping ability. A frequency count of items within and across drawings and inquiries was calculated. Scores from the questionnaires were correlated to identify significant relationships. Results found that drawings coded as a severe storm correlated with several scales on the depression inventory, suggesting it may be a general indicator of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additional findings were inconsistent with previous literature, suggesting that further research is needed. Limitations and future research are discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Adolescent; Content analysis; Draw a Person in a Storm
Title
Draw a Person in a Storm (DAPS): A content analysis of emerging concepts, themes, and patterns in adolescent drawings
Author
Shilling, Erika
Number of pages
149
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1435
Source
DAI-B 66/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542033858, 0542033852
Advisor
Ammen, Sue A.
University/institution
Alliant International University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3167759
ProQuest document ID
305053202
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305053202
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