Validity and reliability of drawing vitality scale in children between 6-12 years old

Document Type : Brief Report


1 Health psychologist, Tehran University

2 Assistant professor of health psychology, Semnan University


Introduction: Vitality is recognized as desire to feel refreshing, vibrant and full of energy.The main purpose of this study was evaluation of the reliability and validity of children’s drawing Test to assessment of vitality.
 Materials and Methods: Subjects were selected from children between 6 to 12 years. This scale formed in the three-steps and was studied its psychometric properties. The first stage concluded qualitative analysis of children’s drawings. In the second stage, the content validity was calculated. Then on the third stage, test-retest of scale was examined.
Results: Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for internal consistency obtained respectively 0.89. Validity of vitality test was measured by Face recognition as a visual scale, short scale for assessment depression, children's depression-happiness scale, sports scores and teacher evaluations. The results of internal consistency of test statistically obtained significant (r=0.83 and P<0.001). Pearson correlation coefficient displayed a significant relation between the vitality test and other scales.
 Conclusion: The previous findings about emotional indicators in children’s drawing confirm the result of present study. This instrument would be a good efficiency to the clinical evaluation and child health psychology intervention.


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