Date of Award:

1975

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Department name when degree awarded

Family and Child Development

Advisor/Chair:

Carroll Lambert

Abstract

McCarthy's Draw-A- Child test was administered to 20 lower class and 20 middle class four-year-old children matched for age and sex. The purpose of the test was to find if socioeconomic class and sex differences effected the child's ability to draw a same sex figure. Analysis of results supported the theory that girls do better than boys. Analysis of socioeconomic differences suggests that lower-class children do not have the ability to draw as well as middle class children but the difference is not significant at the .O5 level. It was concluded that the McCarthy Draw-A-Child test measures the general drawing abilities which are influenced by life experiences.

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