Crowne y Marlowe administraron esta version previa de la MCSDS a una muestra de 76 estudiantes universitarios y descartaron posteriormente aquellos itemes que no habian podido discriminar entre estudiantes que puntuaban alto y que puntuaban bajo en deseabilidad social.
A traves del tiempo, se han generando tanto versiones abreviadas de la MCSDS en idioma ingles (Barger, 2002; Loo & Loewen, 2004; Loo & Thorpe, 2000) como traducciones, abreviaciones y adaptaciones a diferentes culturas, como la noruega (Rudmin, 1999) o la polaca (Polczyk, 2005).
One study used the MCSDS
to test for defensiveness rather than SDR (Consedine et al 2004) and one study reported insufficient information to draw any meaningful conclusions about SDR (Bell et al 2004a).
MCSDS scores (assessing social desirability) were always entered in Step 1.
The Cronbach's alphas for the measures in file current study suggested acceptable reliability and were as follows: MCSDS = .
Because we were seeking to learn about the contributions of counselor education experiences independent of students' socially desirable attitudes, MCSDS scores were controlled statistically in all regression models.
Overall means and standard deviations of all scores obtained on the MEI-R, MCSDS, MCI, and student ratings of instructional strategies can be found in Dickson's (2007) report of the current study.
The administration of the IDP and the MCSDS took place in the same testing room as the IAT.
Social Discomfort, Empathy, and Fear of Having the Disability), and the MCSDS Total Score.
However, researchers also argued that social desirability is not a uni-dimensional construct and that crucial distinctions exists between response biases that the MCSDS
fails to take into account (see Davies, French, & Keogh, 1998; Zerbe & Paulhus, 1987).
Responses to the MCSDS
prevented us from generating accurate and meaningful scale scores.
, and a demographics questionnaire were completed by entering master's-level counseling students during program orientation or during a class gathering within the first 4 weeks following formal admission to their program.