Svarar människor mer eller mindre socialt önskvärt beroende på hur de genomför ett personlighetstest?
PersonlighetspsykologiPersonlighetstesterSocial kompetensPersonality testSocial desirabilityPsychologyPsykologiSocial Sciences
A personality test is a useful tool in recruitment contexts. Studies have shown that participants distort their answers in a socially desirable manner. The purpose of this study was to investigate if people respond more or less socially desirable depending on how they rate themselves in a personality test, based on the "big five" personality dimensions.Eighty people, (40 women and 40 men), 19-42 years, (M= 24,1 SD= 3,76) rated themselves on a personality test. Group one, (20 women and 20 men) completed the test on paper. Group two, (20 women and 20 men) completed the test verbally. There was no difference in results from either of the test methods. The experimenters influenced the male and the female participants on a measure of social desirability in different ways in both test conditions,(p < 0,05).