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Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale

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the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale is one of the most commonly used measures of social desirability is [1].

It comprises 33 items, although researchers have sought to use shortened versions such as the 10-item version used by Thompson and Phua [2].

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  1. Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960). A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24, 349-354
  2. Thompson, E. R. & Phua, F. T. T. 2005. Reliability among senior managers of the Marlowe-Crowne short-form social desirability scale, Journal of Business and Psychology, 19(4): 541-554.

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