A revised measure of approval motivation and its relationship to social desirability.

@article{Martin1984ARM,
  title={A revised measure of approval motivation and its relationship to social desirability.},
  author={H. G. Martin},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={1984},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={508-19}
}
  • H. G. Martin
  • Published 1984 in Journal of personality assessment
Existing measures of approval motivation attempt to assess this dimension of personality indirectly through evaluation of socially desirable response tendencies. The Martin-Larsen Approval Motivation (MLAM) Scale takes a more direct approach by focusing on individual differences in need for social approval. Since the original version of the MLAM scale is subject to acquiescence response bias, fully balanced and partially balanced scales were created to minimize this response style. Results… CONTINUE READING