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ERIC Number: ED018824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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"TEST-WISENESS" ON PERSONALITY SCALES.
STRICKER, LAWRENCE J.
TEST WISENESS ABILITIES ON PERSONALITY SCALES WERE MEASURED BY SPECIALLY DEVELOPED INSTRUMENTS. THE FOUR TEST-WISENESS VARIABLES WERE--(1) ESTIMATING DESIRABILITY (ACCURACY IN ESTIMATING THE DESIRABILITY OF PERSONALITY ITEMS), (2) ESTIMATING COMMUNALITY (ACCURACY IN ESTIMATING THE COMMUNALITY OF ITEMS), AND (3) ABILITY TO IDENTIFY ITEMS (CORRECTNESS IN IDENTIFYING AND "KEYING" ITEMS). SEVERAL ROLE PLAYING MEASURES BASED ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCORES OBTAINED WITH FAKE-GOOD AND FAKE-BAD INSTRUCTIONS ON EACH OF FOUR SCALES FROM THE GUILFORD-ZIMMERMAN TEMPERAMENT SURVEY WERE ALSO ADMINISTERED. TESTS OF VERBAL COMPREHENSION, GENERAL REASONING, AND INDUCTION, MEASURES OF CATEGORY WIDTH AND EQUIVALENCE RANGE ON AN INVENTORY OF SOCIAL DESIRABILITY REPONSE STYLE, AND DEFENSIVENESS MEASURES WERE USED IN THIS STUDY. THE SUBJECTS WERE NINETY-ONE UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN. THE RESULTS INDICATED A HIGH LEVEL OF TEST-WISENESS. HOWEVER, TEST-WISENESS WAS NOT A BROAD GENERAL ABILITY BUT CONSISTS OF A SET OF DISTINCT AND UNRELATED ABILITIES. TEST-WISENESS WAS NOT FOUND TO BE THE MAJOR CAUSE OF DISSEMBLING. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING, (WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 1967). (CG)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
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