New PDF release: Problems and Solutions in Human Assessment: Honoring Douglas

By Samuel Messick (auth.), Richard D. Goffin, Edward Helmes (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461369789

ISBN-13: 9781461369783

ISBN-10: 1461543975

ISBN-13: 9781461543978

The evaluate of person variations has generated shockwaves affecting sociology, schooling, and several behavioral sciences in addition to the fields of administration and organizational habit.
In protecting the evaluate of person modifications, this publication can pay tribute to the pursuits and actions that Douglas N. Jackson has included into his profession as a psychologist. He is still a pacesetter in placing educational findings to sensible use. He has additionally encouraged generations of scholars along with his mastery of advanced suggestions and as a private instance of the power to stability a number of simultaneous parts of study. in line with the point of interest of Jackson's examine, the topic of this ebook should be how using deductive, construct-driven options within the evaluate of person variations ends up in advantages by way of the applicability of the evaluate tools and the readability of the conclusions that may be drawn from the research.

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The newer social desirability scale of Edwards (1963) makes use of more general content. The social desirability measure that was derived for use in Jackson's (1989) Basic Personality Inventory (Helmes, 1996) shares the problem of confounding with psychopathology in that it makes use of the items from each scale that have the most extreme social desirability scale values (Reddon, Holden, & Jackson, 1983). Thus it too could not be recommended for use with a general population. The work of Marlowe and Crowne and much of the literature on self-deception are based upon non-clinical samples, often university students.

Paulhus (1991) provides a good review of the topic of response bias in questionnaires and scales. Messick (1991) reviews the arguments over the role of social desirability and acquiescence from the 1960s and refutes the arguments made at that time by Block (1965) and Rorer (1965) that were so influential at the time. Individual differences in this tendency to respond to social desirability would be conceptualized as a response style, a characteristic of people that is consistent over time and situations.

61). Similar item selection strategies to those for the JPI were used in the construction of the BPI. The influence of desirability on the BPI Denial scale has been minimized through the use of the Item Efficiency Index (Neill & Jackson, 1976), despite the degree of pathology inherent in the item content. 58) with the MMPI Lie scale (Jackson, 1989, p. 66). 3, reflecting minimal associations with other dimensions of pathology. Thus it can be seen that relatively fine distinctions can be made using the construct approach to the measurement of social desirability.

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