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Well-being scales do not measure social desirability.
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PMID:  3700990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To examine the contention that well-being scales are contaminated by socially desirable responding, three well-being measures were correlated with peer ratings of neuroticism before and after controlling for Edwards' social desirability in a sample of 62 adult men and women. Because social desirability was correlated with rated neuroticism, "correcting" for social desirability bias decreased, rather than increased, the validity of well-being measures as judged against an external criterion. Findings support the position that self-reports of well-being can generally be taken as veridical assessments.
R R McCrae
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0022-1422     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-30     Completed Date:  1986-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374762     Medline TA:  J Gerontol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Neurotic Disorders*
Personal Satisfaction
Social Desirability*

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