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The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Short Form (BIDR-16)

Hart, CM, Ritchie, TD, Hepper, E and Gebauer, J (2015) The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Short Form (BIDR-16) SAGE Open.

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Self-report studies often call for assessment of socially desirable responding. Many researchers use the Marlowe-Crowne Scale for its brief versions; however, this scale is outdated and contemporary models of social-desirability emphasise its multi-dimensional nature. The 40-item Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding incorporates Self-Deceptive Enhancement (honest but overly-positive responding) and Impression Management (bias toward pleasing others). However, its length limits its practicality. This article introduces the BIDR-16. In four studies we shorten the BIDR from 40 items to 16 items, whilst retaining its two-factor structure, reliability, and validity. This short form will be invaluable to researchers wanting to assess social desirability when time is limited.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Hart, CM
Ritchie, TD
Hepper, E
Gebauer, J
Date : 20 December 2015
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:55

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