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Criterion validity is maintained when items are evaluatively neutralized: Evidence from a full scale FFM-inventory

Bäckström, Martin LU ; Björklund, Fredrik LU and Lindén, Magnus LU (2014) In European Journal of Personality 28(6). p.620-633
Abstract
The original version and an evaluatively neutralized version (with items rephrased to reduce popularity) of a personality inventory were compared. The results revealed A) Similar criterion validity across three different sets of self-rated behaviors, B) Stronger relations to the rated social desirability of criteria for the original version, and C) Less correlation between factors for the neutralized version (replicating Bäckström, Björklund & Larsson, 2009). We take the results to indicate that evaluative neutralization is a viable technique for reducing social desirability in self-ratings. Implications for test construction are discussed.
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Big Five, personality, self-ratings, social desirability, criterion validity
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European Journal of Personality
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28
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6
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620 - 633
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John Wiley & Sons
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1099-0984
DOI
10.1002/per.1960
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English
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  abstract     = {The original version and an evaluatively neutralized version (with items rephrased to reduce popularity) of a personality inventory were compared. The results revealed A) Similar criterion validity across three different sets of self-rated behaviors, B) Stronger relations to the rated social desirability of criteria for the original version, and C) Less correlation between factors for the neutralized version (replicating Bäckström, Björklund & Larsson, 2009). We take the results to indicate that evaluative neutralization is a viable technique for reducing social desirability in self-ratings. Implications for test construction are discussed.},
  author       = {Bäckström, Martin and Björklund, Fredrik and Lindén, Magnus},
  issn         = {1099-0984},
  keyword      = {Big Five,personality,self-ratings,social desirability,criterion validity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {620--633},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {European Journal of Personality},
  title        = {Criterion validity is maintained when items are evaluatively neutralized: Evidence from a full scale FFM-inventory},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/per.1960},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2014},
}