Brief report

Response rate on the Adjusted Rorschach Comprehensive System (ARCS) by isiXhosa learners: a replication and extension

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 25, issue 2, 2015 , pages: 156–159
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2015.1021533
Author(s): Mokgadi MoletsaneDepartment of Educational Psychology, South Africa, Robert Kananga MukunaDepartment of Educational Psychology, South Africa


This study describes the response profiles of a sample of isiXhosa learners regarding to the Adjusted Rorschach Comprehensive System (ARCS) and related influences to explain the response latencies. This was a multiple case study in which six test naive high school learners (females = 3; males = 3; aged 14 years) attempted to respond to the ARCS. Both test protocol and process data were gathered. Data were thematically analysed. Responses were adequate in 83% of the instances. Process factors that appeared to impact response rate and quality included language of administration, seating arrangement, and option to use drawing for the responses.

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