The present study examines and compares associations between perceptions of parental acceptance/rejection in 191 Greek school age children (84 inclusion class students and 107 typical class students, age range 10-12), and their "Person Picking an Apple from a Tree" (PPAT) drawings. Perception of parental behavior was measured by the "Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire" (Rohner and Khaleque, 2005). Drawing content was analyzed quantitatively according to a reliable rating system called the Symbolic Content in PPAT drawings (SC-PPAT: Bat Or et al., 2014, 2017). We employed k-means cluster analysis and obtained three relatively discrete PPAT scripts. Drawing content elements and scripts were found to be associated with children's perceptions of parental behavior; these associations were found mainly among children with special educational needs (SEN) and boys. Results are discussed in terms of children's subjective experience, clinical implications, and future research directions.
|Journal||Frontiers in Psychology|
|State||Published - 4 Sep 2018|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2018 Bat Or, Papadaki, Shalev and Kourkoutas.
- Gender difference
- PPAT drawings
- Parental acceptance-rejection
- Special educational needs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)