Patterns of Socially Desirable Responding Among Perpetrators and Victims of Wife Assault

  title={Patterns of Socially Desirable Responding Among Perpetrators and Victims of Wife Assault},
  author={Donald G. Dutton and Kenneth John Hemphill},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={29 - 39}
Wife assaulters attending a treatment group and women who had just exited an abusive relationship were asked to report on the extent of physical violence and emotional abuse in their relationship. Measures of socially desirable responding (SDR) were administered to both groups. Wife assaulters' self-reports of physical abuse correlated negatively with one SDR measure (the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding) but not another (the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale); emotional abuse… 
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