Accession Number : AD0468238

Title :   A PROCEDURE FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF SLANTING QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES TOWARD SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Voas,Robert B.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory were administered to naval aviation cadets by a method in which both socially acceptable and selfdescriptive answers were obtained continuously. Self-descriptions obtained with socially acceptable responses were significantly less biased towards acceptability in 13 of the 24 scales than were the scores of controls who received these inventories under normal conditions. Thus, allowing Ss to give acceptable answers along with self-descriptions appeared to reduce the bias in the latter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERSONALITY), (*PERSONALITY, MEASUREMENT), (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), RELIABILITY), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ACCEPTABILITY, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE