Title

Sandplay: An investigation into a child's meaning system via the Self Confrontation Method for Children

Authors

MA Dale
WG Wagner

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This correlational study was conducted to create a developmentally appropriate and psychometrically sound version of the Self Confrontation Method (Hermans, 1976, 1985, 1987a, 19876, 1988, 1992; Hermans & Hermans-Jansen, 1995) that can be used with children between the ages of 9 and 12. The reliability, and validity of the revised Self Confrontation Method for Children (SCMC) were examined for fourth to sixth graders' valuations of themselves and their world, and valuations of their sandworlds and associated narratives. Results revealed that seven of the eight Indices on the two SCMC valuations demonstrated adequate to very good internal consistency. There was partial support for the instrument's construct validity, as a moderate and positive significant relationship between the S and O Indices emerged. And within-subject comparisons between the S. O, N, and P Indices on the two valuations revealed a moderate and positive significant relationship between the P Indices. Results are discussed in the context of child development and sandplay research.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

36