Internal and external validity of scores on the balanced inventory of desirable responding and the paulhus deception scales

Richard I. Lanyon, Adam C. Carle

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The internal and external validity of scores on the two-scale Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) and its recent revision, the Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS), developed to measure two facets of social desirability, were studied with three groups of forensic clients and two groups of college undergraduates (total N = 519). The two scales were statistically significantly related in all groups and for both versions of the inventory. A two-factor congeneric, orthogonal measurement model was rejected for all groups. However, a two-factor model that allowed cross-loadings among the items and correlation between the factors provided adequate fit. Concurrent validity data showed scores on both the Impression Management and Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) scales to be satisfactory measures of their respective constructs and also of general social desirability, for both forensic clients and undergraduates. An exception was found in lower validity correlates for scores on the SDE scale in the PDS form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-876
Number of pages18
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Fingerprint

Deception
Social Desirability
Internal
Equipment and Supplies
social desirability
Group
Enhancement
Factor Models
Facet
Correlate
Exception
Concurrent
management

Keywords

  • BIDR
  • Deception
  • Desirability
  • Forensic
  • PDS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Internal and external validity of scores on the balanced inventory of desirable responding and the paulhus deception scales. / Lanyon, Richard I.; Carle, Adam C.

In: Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 67, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 859-876.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1a852b5d4f2e46008a2b4affbfbf275b,
title = "Internal and external validity of scores on the balanced inventory of desirable responding and the paulhus deception scales",
abstract = "The internal and external validity of scores on the two-scale Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) and its recent revision, the Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS), developed to measure two facets of social desirability, were studied with three groups of forensic clients and two groups of college undergraduates (total N = 519). The two scales were statistically significantly related in all groups and for both versions of the inventory. A two-factor congeneric, orthogonal measurement model was rejected for all groups. However, a two-factor model that allowed cross-loadings among the items and correlation between the factors provided adequate fit. Concurrent validity data showed scores on both the Impression Management and Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) scales to be satisfactory measures of their respective constructs and also of general social desirability, for both forensic clients and undergraduates. An exception was found in lower validity correlates for scores on the SDE scale in the PDS form.",
keywords = "BIDR, Deception, Desirability, Forensic, PDS",
author = "Lanyon, {Richard I.} and Carle, {Adam C.}",
year = "2007",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1177/0013164406299104",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "67",
pages = "859--876",
journal = "Educational and Psychological Measurement",
issn = "0013-1644",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Internal and external validity of scores on the balanced inventory of desirable responding and the paulhus deception scales

AU - Lanyon, Richard I.

AU - Carle, Adam C.

PY - 2007/10

Y1 - 2007/10

N2 - The internal and external validity of scores on the two-scale Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) and its recent revision, the Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS), developed to measure two facets of social desirability, were studied with three groups of forensic clients and two groups of college undergraduates (total N = 519). The two scales were statistically significantly related in all groups and for both versions of the inventory. A two-factor congeneric, orthogonal measurement model was rejected for all groups. However, a two-factor model that allowed cross-loadings among the items and correlation between the factors provided adequate fit. Concurrent validity data showed scores on both the Impression Management and Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) scales to be satisfactory measures of their respective constructs and also of general social desirability, for both forensic clients and undergraduates. An exception was found in lower validity correlates for scores on the SDE scale in the PDS form.

AB - The internal and external validity of scores on the two-scale Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) and its recent revision, the Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS), developed to measure two facets of social desirability, were studied with three groups of forensic clients and two groups of college undergraduates (total N = 519). The two scales were statistically significantly related in all groups and for both versions of the inventory. A two-factor congeneric, orthogonal measurement model was rejected for all groups. However, a two-factor model that allowed cross-loadings among the items and correlation between the factors provided adequate fit. Concurrent validity data showed scores on both the Impression Management and Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) scales to be satisfactory measures of their respective constructs and also of general social desirability, for both forensic clients and undergraduates. An exception was found in lower validity correlates for scores on the SDE scale in the PDS form.

KW - BIDR

KW - Deception

KW - Desirability

KW - Forensic

KW - PDS

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34548435572&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34548435572&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0013164406299104

DO - 10.1177/0013164406299104

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34548435572

VL - 67

SP - 859

EP - 876

JO - Educational and Psychological Measurement

JF - Educational and Psychological Measurement

SN - 0013-1644

IS - 5

ER -