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ERIC Number: EJ773033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Social Desirability and Behavior Rating Scales: An Exploratory Study with the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18
Merydith, Scott P.; Prout, H. Thompson; Blaha, John
Psychology in the Schools, v40 n2 p225-235 Mar 2003
This study investigated the relationship between the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 (CBCL/4-18) and two modified measures of social desirability, the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale and the Edwards Social Desirability Scale with a sample of 65 parents of normal children from grades K-7. Results from correlational and multiple regression analyses showed that the Aggressive Behaviors and Attention Problems cross-informant syndromes were modestly associated with social desirability scale scores. The relevance of findings are discussed in terms of the susceptibility of behavior rating scales to the self-deception and other-deception factors of social desirability [Paulhus, D. L. (1984). In: J. P. Robinson et al., (eds.) "Measures of social psychological attitudes." (pp. 17-59). San Diego: Academic Press.] and fake-good response sets. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist