An Investigation of the Relationship Between the Bender-Gestalt, Draw-a-Man, and Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence

Publication Year:
1969
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https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/5619
Author(s):
Allen, G. Edward
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Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
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bender-gestalt; draw-a-man; primary scale of intelligence; preschool; product-moment correlation; Psychology
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thesis / dissertation description
This study investigated the relationship between the Bender-Gestalt, Draw-a-Man, and the Wexler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence. Twenty-two children enrolled in the Logan, Utah Head-Start Program comprised the sample. Product-moment correlations indicated a significant relationship between these instruments.The following tentative conclusions were drawn: The Wexler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence bears a relationship to the Draw-a-Man and Bender-Gestalt tests similar to that between the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and these instruments. The Bender-Gestalt test, using the Koppitz scoring system, and the Draw-a-Man test can serve a similar checking function with the Wexler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence as they do with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Methodological shortcomings prohibit over-generalization of these findings. The results, however, are seen as indicative of the promise of these instruments, and further investigation was advocated.