A PROCEDURE FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF SLANTING QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES TOWARD SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY.
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA
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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