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Children's spontaneous drawings : a normative study : an exploratory study of the drawings of children aged five to ten years.

Frost, Barry P 1958 , 'Children's spontaneous drawings : a normative study : an exploratory study of the drawings of children aged five to ten years.', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The purpose of this investigation was to study the
spontaneous drawings of Tasmanian Primary School children
from five to ten years of age with a view to discovering
the typical usage of form, colour and content at each age
An analysis of spontaneous drawings made in the classroom
situation by the subjects of the study who were 1090
children (573 boys, 517 girls) from five to ten years was
carried out. These children were the total population (within
the age range) of two large Hobart Primary Schools.
The frequencies obtained for the different formal, colour
and content categories were tabulated and discussed with
particular reference to the findings and conclusions of other
investigators. From these results a tentative developmental
scale was drawn up in terms of each age level and for boys
and girls separately.
The relation of maturity and intelligence to the various
categories was examined. It appeared that while developmental
trends were present, the correlation of intelligence with
the categories was not high enough to explain deviation from
the general pattern. This increases the probability that
emotional factors are important in cases which show deviation
from the developmental norm in their drawings. As no direct evidence of the operation of emotional
factors was available possible further studies and methods
for study were indicated.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Frost, Barry P
Keywords: Child development, Drawing, Psychology of, Child psychology
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Thesis (M.A.) - University of Tasmania, 1958

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