International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART D
A study on the impact of social subdivisions (Hindus and Muslims) on children’s human figure drawing and cognitive style: An attempt to find the difference between the two social subdivisions
Author(s): Dr. Anindita Dey
Drawings are better forms of expression forrnchildren. They are the expression of creativity and intellect. They can alsornreflect their personality characteristics and behavioural problems. The presentrnstudy aims to find out the impact of social subdivisions on Human-FigurernDrawing and Cognitive Style. The study uses Draw-A-Man Test by Dr. PramilarnPhatak and Group Embedded Figures Test by Philip K. Oltman, Evelyn Raskin andrnHerman K. Witkin. Along with this test an investigator made questionnaire wasrnalso used. Mean & Standard Deviation was calculated. The effect of genderrnand subjects caste on Human Figure Drawing and Cognitive Style was found out.rnCorrelation between the two variables among the two social subdivisions wererncalculated. Correlation coefficients were found out for this purpose. The studyrnalso aimed to find out the difference in scores of Human Figure Drawing andrnCognitive Style of the two social subdivisions. T – test was administered forrnthis purpose. The results revealed that gender and subjects caste did not haverna significant impact on human figure drawing and cognitive style scores. Humanrnfigure drawing and cognitive style scores were significantly related and therernwas no significant difference between the human figure drawing and cognitivernstyle scores of the different social subdivisions. In conclusion we may sayrnthat emotional problems of children and adolescents, which can not be expressedrnverbally, find expression in their drawings. Therefore the present study can bernused as an effective tool of therapy which will enable children overcomernemotional and behavioural problems.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anindita Dey. A study on the impact of social subdivisions (Hindus and Muslims) on children’s human figure drawing and cognitive style: An attempt to find the difference between the two social subdivisions. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):206-209.