Response bias, malingering, and impression management

Helmes, Edward, Holden, Ronald R., and Ziegler, Matthias (2015) Response bias, malingering, and impression management. In: Boyle, Gregory J., Saklofske, Donald H., and Matthews, Gerald, (eds.) Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs. Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 16-43.

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Assessing a wide array of human characteristics using self-report questionnaires has been a successful item in the toolkit of many psychologists and other social scientists. However, the story itself is not one of successes only. Criticism against the use of questionnaires is as old and as common as the questionnaires themselves. The most recognized and most researched criticisms regard response biases, malingering, and impression management. The present chapter starts by shortly giving an overview of important concepts before providing descriptions of the most popular published measurement approaches to response biases, malingering, and impression management. The chapter concludes with a critical discussion of response bias scales in general. This is followed by a summary of some promising new approaches as well as a discussion of several unsolved issues on which future research in the area of response bias should focus.

Item ID: 36870
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-386915-9
Keywords: faking; impression management; malingering; response bias; self-deception; self-report questionnaires
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 00:52
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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