Donald Britt

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

David Shiek, Clinton Lane, Norman Ehresman

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Both the Bender Gestalt Test and the Children's Personality Questionnaire were administered to 75 fifth grade students. Analyses were made to determine the possible relationships between the Koppitz Emotional Indicators on the Bender Gestalt Test and the various personality factors assessed by the Children's Personality Questionnaire. The results of these analyses found few significant relationships. Those that were significant were frequently conflicting and the opposite of the results which would have been predicted by Koppitz. These results provide a basis for questioning the validity of the Koppitz Emotional Indicators and their adequacy for use as a technique for personality assessment with children.


Child Psychology | Education | Educational Psychology | Elementary Education | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences