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This scales book is a classic in psychometrics. It is instrumental for survey researchers in the fields of advertising, marketing, consumer psychology, and other related fields that rely largely on attitudinal measures. My copy has gotten me through years of field research by helping provide testable, reliable scales.
Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Desirable Responding

The scale is intended to measure both the tendency to give self-reports that are honest but positively biased (self-deceptive positivity) as well as deliberate self-presentation to others (impression management). Scores are based upon the extent to which respondents consider forty statements about their behavior to be true. The full instrument is called the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR).