Drawing on resilience : piloting the utility of the Kinetic Family Drawing to measure resilience in children of HIV-positive mothers

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dc.contributor.author Ebersohn, L. (Liesel)
dc.contributor.author Eloff, Irma F.
dc.contributor.author Finestone, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Van Dullemen, Ineke
dc.contributor.author Sikkema, Kathleen J.
dc.contributor.author Forsyth, Brian William Cameron
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-29T05:21:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-29T05:21:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract In this article we describe how using a visual, child-friendly measure of resilience in a randomised control trial (RCT), the Kgolo Mmogo (KM) project, resulted in representative insights on resilience in a mother-child relationship where the mother is HIV-positive. We used the existing psychological method Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) to measure resilience of young children in the qualitative phase of the concurrent mixed method RCT as the children represent cultural groups for whom standardized measures have not been developed. We use the case example of baseline KM assessment data of 6 year olds (n = 11; 3 female, 8 male). The results of the study demonstrate that the visual and qualitative data from children (KFD) added to quantitative information obtained from mothers (Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, VABS). Additional information from the KFD had interpretation value for VABS scores and provided a child’s perspective regarding resilience. Contrasting information from the KFD problematized mothers’ perspectives as indicated in the VABS. The absence of significant information in KFD results regarding VABS sub-domains indicates differences in the cultural/contextual conceptualization of resilience. This exploratory study indicates initial support for the cross-cultural utility of the KFD to measure resilience in young children faced with adversity. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Ebersohn, L, Finestone, M, Van Dullemen, I, Sikkema, K & Forsyth, B 2012, 'Drawing on resilience : piloting the utility of the Kinetic Family - drawing to measure resilience in children of HIV-positive mothers', South African Journal of Education, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 331-348. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/20583
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher EASA en_US
dc.rights © 2012 EASA en_US
dc.subject Cross-cultural measurement en_US
dc.subject Cross-national research en_US
dc.subject Cultural relevance en_US
dc.subject HIV and AIDS en_US
dc.subject Indigenous psychology en_US
dc.subject Kinetic Family Drawing en_US
dc.subject Mother-child relationship en_US
dc.subject Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale en_US
dc.subject Visual data en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait) in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Counseling of en
dc.subject.lcsh Kgolo Mmogo project -- South Africa en
dc.title Drawing on resilience : piloting the utility of the Kinetic Family Drawing to measure resilience in children of HIV-positive mothers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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