Factor structure of the Figure-Drawing Test
Thomas, Caroline Bedell, 1904-1997
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Schori, T.R., Thomas, C. B. (1975). Factor Structure of the Figure-Drawing Test. The Journal of Multivariate Experimental Personality and Clinical Psychology, 1(3), 176-193.
The Figure-Drawing Test was administered to 788 male Caucasian John Hopkins medical students. The tests were scored by slightly modified versions of the Jones and Thomas (1964, 1965) technique for scoring structural and graphic characteristics plus the sophistication-of-body-concept scale ratings of Witkin (Witkin et al, 1962; Thomas, 1966). From these data 10 independent factors which accounted for a substantial proportion of the variance associated with the 57 figure-drawing variables used were factor analytically identified. Six if these factors were related to descriptive characteristics of the drawings, e.g., sophistication and nudity. Two of the factors are related to graphic characteristics of the drawings, or techniques used in drawing the figures, such as the degree of line pressure. The final 2 factors are related to how the figures were positioned on the page.