| Published: March 29, 2017
Qualitative Analysis of Modified Hand Test
Qualitative analysis of modified Hand Test was carried out on 500 participants further bifurcated into 350 normal, 50 maladjusted, 50 neurotic and 50 psychotic participants. Their ages ranged from 11 years to 90 years with mean age of 34.44 SD (17.34). The qualitative analysis based up on seventeen categories which includes ambivalent, automatic phrase, cylindrical, denial, emotion, gross, hiding, immature, impotent, inanimate, movement, oral, and perplexity, sensual, sexual and original. Original Purposive sampling technique was used. Modified Hand test with four new adapted stimulus was administered in accordance with described instructions by its author. Testing the limit procedure was applied only for psychotic group. Post-test inquiry was held to clarify certain responses. The results of the study depicted interesting features which differentiates four groups. E.g. normal group did not produce any sexual, hiding, repetition responses. More number of repetitive responses were found in mal adjective and neurotic groups. Certain new areas were also explored like introjections produced by psychotic group. Need for altruism by doctors sub group of normal population. Direction by teachers. Interesting results are expected with other different sample and are likely to provide insight in order to understand human behavior in tradition of idiosyncratic approach.
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© 2017 Anjum F, I Batool
Received: March 02, 2017; Revision Received: March 26, 2017; Accepted: March 29, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017