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Rorschach Test; Learning disabilities -- Evaluation;


The present study was intended to determine if three Rorschach indices (F%, A%, and ep) differentiated between matched pairs of LD and Non-LD latency-age males. The chief purpose of this research was to examine the efficacy of employing the Rorschach Inkblot Test as a supplement to the material currently used in the diagnosis of potentially LD children. An examination was made of the case histories of 1D boys who had received services from the Educational Clinic, University of Northern Iowa. Cumulative file data for Non-LD boys were gathered for comparative purposes. Subjects were matched according to age, IQ, and social-economic status. Rorschachs were administered to the Non-LD group and protocols scored. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test. No significant differences were obtained. Protocols were also examined qualitatively. The major conclusions were as follows: 1) It is necessary to consider the entire protocol to understand both the quantitative and qualitative implications of the data. 2) A large Rorschach sample pool is important; larger numbers of available subjects may provide more closely matched pairs. 3) It is advisable for researchers to have access to extensive home and school backgrounds of subjects in any study of this nature.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Ralph Scott

Second Advisor

Harley E. Erickson

Third Advisor

Gordon M. Harrington


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