Hand Test Indices of Violent and Destructive Behavior for Institutionalized Mental Retardates

Paul E. Panek, Edwin E. Wagner, Hoi Suen

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Abstract

The Hand Test (Wagner, 1962) and the maladaptive behaviorscale of the AAMD Adaptive Behavior Scale (ABS) were administered to 78 institutionalized retardates (46 males and 32 females) in order to investigate the relationship between violent and destructive behavior and two purported indicants of violent and destructive acting-out behavior on the Hand Test, the acting-out-score (AOS) and movement-content response (ACT-MOV). Significant correlations between the two Hand Test indices and the number of types of violent and destructive behavior evinced during a three-month period were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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