Article Title: Emotional Indicators across Pakistani Schizophrenic and Normal Individuals Based on Draw a Person Test

Author(s): Shakir Iqbal, Asghar Ali Shah and Mazhar Iqbal

Institute(s): Department of Psychology, IIU, Islamabad

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2013, Vol. 11, No.1, 59-65

Correspondence Address: Mr. Mazhar Iqbal Bhatti, Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad. Email: mazhariqbalmz@yahoo.com

Abstract

We investigated the drawing signs in 200 schizophrenic and 200 normal individuals on Draw A Person test in Pakistan. The sample consisted of men and women between ages of 20 to 50 years in two provinces (Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun-Khwa) of Pakistan. We used Koppitz (1971) method to administer and score the test and selected 40 Emotional Indicators (EIs) from the literature and found 26 which significantly differed (p< .001 and p< .05) between schizophrenic patients and normal controls. Data also found that 9 exclusive and 4 frequent EIson Draw a Person test can be significant diagnostic drawing signs for schizophrenic patients.

Keywords: comparison, emotional indicators, Schizophrenic, normal individuals, DAP test