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Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MC-SDS)

Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960). A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24(4) 349-354. doi: 10.1037/h0047358.


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Description


History of Use


References


Description:

Purpose

The MC-SDS was designed to measure social desirability independent of psychopathology. In other words, it assesses whether respondents are responding truthfully or are misrepresenting themselves in order to manage their self-presentation.
Questions

33 items using a true/false response format
Sub-scales

None
Domain


Psychometrics


Sample items

  • I never hesitate to go out of my way to help someone in trouble.
  • It is sometimes hard for me to go on with my work if I am not encouraged.

References:

Scale:

Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960). A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24(4) 349-354. doi: 10.1037/h0047358.



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