NEW! MHS Online Assessment Center
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Delroy L. Paulhus
The PDS (formerly known as the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding - BIDR) is a 40 item self-report inventory using a 5 point Likert scale that measures an individual's tendency to give socially desirable responses on self-report instruments. Two principal and relatively independent subscales are reported - Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) - the tendency to give honest but inflated self-descriptions and Impression Management (IM) - the tendency to give inflated self-descriptions.
The PDS can be used in a wide variety of situations where psychologists wish to assess socially desirable responding either as a response set (related to situtational demands) and/or a response style (a more stable, trait-like tendency). These situations include Human Resource settings (eg: recruitment testing), Forensic settings (eg: with sex offenders), Clinical settings (eg: personality variables) and Research. It is usually given concurrently with other instruments.
- Identifies two factors of desirable responding.
- Short administration time.
PDS Profile Report - General
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