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Avaliação Psicológica

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VIAPIANA, Vanisa Fante; BANDEIRA, Cláudia de Moraes  and  GIACOMONI, Claudia Hofheinz. Subjective Well-Being in childhood: Assessment using the Draw-A-Person test. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.1, pp. 49-59. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to develop a Children’s Subjective Well-Being (SWB) assessment system through the Human Figure Drawing (HFD), and to present validity evidence. The study was divided into two parts. In the first part, three focus groups were held, including one with experts in child development and two others with children between 8 and 10 years old. The groups generated statements about characteristics of happy children, which, after consideration by trained evaluators, resulted in an 18-item assessment of SWB via HFD. In the second part, a validity study was conducted on the items. For this purpose, 50 children between 8 and 10 years of age drew a human figure and answered a self-reported SWB scale. Correlation analyses showed that some aspects of HFD can be considered indicators of positive characteristics of human development

Keywords : psychological assessment; human figure drawing; subjective well-being.

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