Measuring social desirability amongst men with intellectual disabilities: The psychometric properties of the Self- and Other-Deception Questionnaire—Intellectual Disabilities

Peter E. Langdon, Isabel C. H. Clare, Glynis H. Murphy

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Social desirability has been construed as either inaccurately attributing positive characteristics to oneself (self-deception), or inaccurately denying that one possesses undesirable characteristics to others (other-deception or impression management). These conceptualisations of social desirability have not been considered in relation to people with intellectual disabilities (IDs), but they are important constructs to consider when undertaking a psychological assessment of an individual, especially within forensic contexts. Therefore, we revised two existing measures of self- and other-deception and considered their psychometric properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1608
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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