Is the acquiescent response style problem not so mythical after all? Some results from a successful balanced F scale.

@article{Ray1979IsTA,
  title={Is the acquiescent response style problem not so mythical after all? Some results from a successful balanced F scale.},
  author={J J Ray},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={1979},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={638-43}
}
  • J J Ray
  • Published 1979 in Journal of personality assessment
It is shown that Rorer's exoneration of the F scale from acquiescent response style contamination is dependent on the finding-that various acquiescence measures fail to intercorrelate. When acquiescence is measured as the total score on adequate balanced scales scored without reversals, significant internal reliability is found. It is found, in fact, even with scales that are not particularly ambiguous. It is concluded that some scales are not responded to meaningfully by some people and if… CONTINUE READING