Different histories, different stories: using a narrative tool to assess childrens internal worlds

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Social Work College of
Creator Lundahl, Brad Ward
Other Author Bettmann, Joanna E.; Hurtado, Marcella; Goldsmith, Douglas.
Title Different histories, different stories: using a narrative tool to assess childrens internal worlds
Date 2014-01-01
Description This study investigated the concurrent validity of a children's narrative assessment tool, the Plenk Story-Telling Test (PST). The PST attempts to measure aspects of young children's internal working models by eliciting narratives from nine pictures. The PST, Child Behavior Checklist, and the Parenting Stress Index were administered to a clinical sample and a community sample of children. Data from 262 participants were obtained. Children in the clinical sample significantly differed from the community sample on each instrument. The PST was reliably coded and most of the responses could be interpreted through a factor analysis. Consistent with hypotheses, children in the clinical sample viewed the world as a more dangerous place, were more preoccupied and less optimistic than those in the community sample. These findings support initial concurrent validity for the PST because it reliably distinguished between the two different groups, making the PST a potentially useful tool for both research and clinical uses.
Type Text
Publisher Springer
Volume 31
Issue 2
First Page 143
Last Page 161
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Lundahl, B. W., Bettmann, J. E., Hurtado, M., & Goldsmith, D. (2014). Different histories, different stories: using a narrative tool to assess childrens internal worlds. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 31(2), 143-61.
Rights Management (c) Springer (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
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Date Created 2014-05-30
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 712572
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr8678
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