Effects of Anonymity, Gender, and Erotophilia on the Quality of Data Obtained from Self-Reports of Socially Sensitive Behaviors

  title={Effects of Anonymity, Gender, and Erotophilia on the Quality of Data Obtained from Self-Reports of Socially Sensitive Behaviors},
  author={L. Durant and M. Carey and K. Schroder},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  • L. Durant, M. Carey, K. Schroder
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • This study examined the effects of anonymity, gender, and erotophilia on the quality of self-reports of socially sensitive health-related behaviors. A sample of 155 male and 203 female undergraduate students was randomly assigned to an anonymous and a confidential (i.e., nonanonymous) assessment condition. Gender, erotophilia, self-reports (of substance use, sexual behaviors, illegal activity), and perceived item threat were assessed by questionnaire. Data quality was strongly affected by… CONTINUE READING
    102 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    The effects of mood and perceived cost on self-disclosure of deviant sexual fantasies and behavior


    Anonymous Versus Identifiable Self-Reports of Adolescent Drug Attitudes, Intentions, and Use
    • 60
    • Highly Influential
    Self-Administered Questionnaires versus Face-to-Face Interviews in Assessing Sexual Behavior in Young Women
    • 132
    The Impact of Anonymity on Responses to Sensitive Questions
    • 206
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Questionnaire Response Bias and Face-to-Face Interview Sample Bias in Sexuality Research
    • 175
    Two procedures to reduce response bias in reports of alcohol consumption.
    • C. Werch
    • Medicine, Psychology
    • Journal of studies on alcohol
    • 1990
    • 42
    Anonymity and Confidentiality in School Surveys on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Cannabis Use
    • 37
    • Highly Influential
    Reliability and Validity of Self-Report Measures of HIV-Related Sexual Behavior: Progress Since 1990 and Recommendations for Research and Practice
    • 394
    Erotophobia‐erotophilia as a dimension of personality
    • 460
    • Highly Influential
    Comparison of diary and retrospective measures for recording alcohol consumption and sexual activity.
    • 101