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Social Desirability

 

Brief Social Desirability Scale (BSDS)

Description
A very short measure of social desirability i.e. how likely individuals are to misrepresent themselves when providing information about themselves.
Author
Haghighat (2007)
Cost
Free
Total Items/questions
4
Factors
Target population
General population
Scoring
Request inventory and scoring manual from r.haghighat@lycos.com
Administration
Self-report
Useful Reads
The Development of the Brief Social Desirability Scale (BSDS)

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Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS)

Description
A short and well used measure of social desirability i.e. how likely individuals are to misrepresent themselves when providing information about themselves.
Author
Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960)
Cost
Free
Total Items/questions
33
Factors
Target population
General population
Adaption
None
Scoring
Self Assessment: Dare You Say What You Think? The Social-Desirability Scale
Administration
Self-report
Useful Reads
A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24(4) 349-354. doi: 10.1037/h0047358 – Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960)

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