Pictorial and self-report : representations of aggression and self-concept among primary school children

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Ali, Fatema
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BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between self-esteem and aggression via the projective technique of draw-a-person test. Primary school children aged 10-12 years (mean = 11.27) from three different schools took part in this study. Appropriate Statistical analysis including: descriptive and inferential statistics where conducted on the results to find if a statistical significant difference existed between the levels of self-esteem and aggression and whether projective methods should be used instead of psychometric tests in gathering information from children. Thus, emphasizing the importance of using alternative measuring methods.