Rethinking trait conceptions of social desirability scales: impression management as an expression of honesty-humility.

@article{Vries2014RethinkingTC,
  title={Rethinking trait conceptions of social desirability scales: impression management as an expression of honesty-humility.},
  author={Reinout E. de Vries and Ingo Zettler and Benjamin E. Hilbig},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={286-99}
}
Numerous researchers have noted that, instead of response sets or styles, most social desirability scales seem to measure personality traits instead. In two studies, we investigated the substantive interpretation of the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding in terms of the HEXACO model of personality. Because of its focus on honesty and integrity, the Impression Management (IM) scale was hypothesized to be mainly related to HEXACO Honesty-Humility. In the main study among 1,106 students… CONTINUE READING
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