Reflection of sibling relationships into the kinetic family drawings during the preschool period


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2440-2447 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.351
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2440-2447
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study is designed to show how sibling relationships are reflected into the results of kinetic family drawing test that is a projective drawing technique. For this aim, a kinetic family test was administered to a total of fifty-one children individually. The findings obtained, the information collected from the child's family as his/her teacher as drawings and their stories were all analysed using qualitative content analysis. Accordingly, meaning units and categories were developed. One of the emergent categories is that of sibling relationships. It is found that the meaning units that make up this category are the lack of sibling figure in the kinetic family drawing, the lack of sibling figure in the story of the drawing and in the drawings in regard to sibling, the sibling is far from the other family members and it is also found that all these qualities are reflected in the seven drawings. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.