DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01664

Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展) 2017/25:10 PP.1664-1674

Measurement and control of Socially Desirable Responding

Socially Desirable Responding (SDR) is one of the most common sources of bias that affect the validity of personality tests. Considerable attempts have been made to investigate the concept and explore its underlying structure, resulting in a number of SDR measurement scales. The aim of the article is to review the literature on the development of SDR measures and identify unsolved issues. From both preventive and retrospective perspectives, the authors compared current approaches to coping with SDR and revealed the influence of retrospective control on the validity of SDR scales. Lastly, additional guidance is provided on potential methods of SDR reduction.

Key words:Socially Desirable Responding (SDR),self-deception,impression management

ReleaseDate:2017-11-17 09:48:02

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