A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology.

@article{Crowne1960ANS,
  title={A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology.},
  author={Douglas P. Crowne and D. Marlowe},
  journal={Journal of consulting psychology},
  year={1960},
  volume={24},
  pages={
          349-54
        }
}
It has long been recognized that personality test scores are influenced by non-test-relevant response determinants. Wiggins and Rumrill (1959) distinguish three approaches to this problem. Briefly, interest in the problem of response distortion has been concerned with attempts at statistical correction for "faking good" or "faking bad" (Meehl & Hathaway, 1946), the analysis of response sets (Cronbach, 1946,1950), and ratings of the social desirability of personality test items (Edwards, 19 5 7… 

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