The construct of social desirability: one or two dimensions?
Helmes, Edward, and Holden, Ronald R. (2003) The construct of social desirability: one or two dimensions? Personality and Individual Differences, 34 (6). pp. 1015-1023.
|PDF (Published Version) - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader|
View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8869(02)...
The construct of social desirability continues to be controversial, even though it was introduced over 50 years ago. Recent work has emphasized two dimensions of social desirability: self-deception and impression management. Other research has continued to regard social desirability as a unitary construct. Here we test the one- and two-dimensional models of social desirability within a nomological network of related psychological constructs. Results of a preliminary factor analysis of the responses of 202 university undergraduates were ambiguous in that both one- and two-dimensional solutions were plausible. There was even some support for a three-dimensional structure. The results in all solutions, however, did not correspond to the expected distinction of self-deception from impression management. Further theoretical developments and improved measurement instruments are clearly required.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2010 12:43|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 00:52|
Last 12 Months: 0
|Citation Counts with External Providers:|
Repository Staff Only: item control page