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Title: Marlowe & Crowne Social Desirability Scale (CAPS-MARCROW, CAPS-SOCDESR, CAPS-FSOCDESR and CAPS-HOSTILE_MCN module)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-MARCROW
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-MARCROW
description:
The Social Desirability Scale was developed to investigate the response bias created by individuals giving positive responses to questionnaire items in a test situation. The content of previous scales (Edwards, 1953) made it difficult to distinguish between socially desirable responses and true behavior. The 33 item scale developed by Marlowe and Crowne is composed of statements that are culturally approved yet probably untrue, together with statements that are true but undesirable. In CAPS/84/85/86, this scale was administered with items intermixed from the MMPI Hostility scale (unit name HIHO). In CAPS/86 the unit was also administered to the respondent's best same-sex, on campus friend (unit name FSOCDESR). The Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale is positively correlated with the K - test taking scale and the L - lie scale of the MMPI. However, it is negatively correlated with the F - validity test taking attitudes scale of the MMPI. Authors identify the Marlowe Crown Social Desirability Scale as an indirect measure of the need for approval, reflecting a self-evaluative style elicited during the test taking situation. See codebook for additional information
description:
2009, "Marlowe & Crowne Social Desirability Scale (CAPS-MARCROW, CAPS-SOCDESR, CAPS-FSOCDESR and CAPS-HOSTILE_MCN module)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-MARCROW
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997