Jan 1, 1988

Differences in color preferences of school-age children in varying stages of health: a preliminary study

Maternal-child Nursing Journal
J W FlemingL Barton

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the preferences in color of children ages 7-12 who were physically well and those in varying states of ill health. Data were collected on a convenience sample of 72 subjects. Children were asked to name their favorite color, and then select the color they preferred from a set of color squares and the picture they preferred from two sets of colored pictures. General information about the child's diagnosis, number of days hospitalized, and number of siblings was also obtained along with other projective information. Data were analyzed using chi-square to test the hypotheses. Logistic regression models were used to examine the independent variables sex, age group, and health state in a multivariate manner by fitting the models with the choices of red, blue, or green as the first or second color on the Luscher Color Test as the dependent variable. This analysis was repeated with the Picture Test as the dependent variable. The only regressor for these models that was significant was health state. Significant differences were found (p less than 0.05 level) in color preferences of physically well children and those who were ill; in acutely ill and chronically ill children; in physically disabl...Continue Reading

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Health Status
Color Test
Child Development Disorders, Specific
Infant Development
Color
Physically Challenged
Choice Behavior
Child, Hospitalized
Physically Handicapped

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