Socially desirable responding and the measurement of violent and criminal risk: Self-report validity

Daryl G. Kroner, Jeremy Mills, Robert Morgan

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Abstract

Socially desirable responding (SDR) is considered a threat to the validity of offenders' self-report. The purpose of this study was to examine the threat of SDR to construct validity and predictive validity. Participants included 76 male offenders in custody with sentences between 2 and 6 years. Measures included rating scales, self-report measures, and post-release measures. Results of regression analysis indicated that SDR did not negatively impact the construct or predictive validity of self-reports. Copytright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Offender self-report
  • Prediction of violence
  • Social desirability

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