Analysis Of The Goodenough Harris Draw-A-Person Test

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Register to read the introduction… The DAP Test, developed by Naglieri in 1988, has offered some norms for the self- drawing test. The introduction of the DAP has increased precision in its scoring system with half-year and quarter-year intervals. In contrast, the Goodenough model scored only in one- year intervals. In addition to giving a more accurate score on self-drawing tests, DAP has simplified the scoring system by grouping fifty items of interest, such as length of arms, symmetry of shape and size, finite details of other features, into 14 criteria as opposed to Goodenough’s system of 73 items of interest (Naglieri, 1988). The simplification of the scoring method has increased both time efficiency and human error in scoring. Both DAP and the Goodenough Draw-a-Person test are well correlated and together can be used as a measure of children’s body image and knowledge of their bodies. Ayers and Reid (1966) …show more content…
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