Self-deceptive enhancement and impression management correlates of epq-r dimensions

Martin F. Davies, Christopher C. French, Edmund Keogh

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The Self-Deceptive Enhancement and Impression Management scales of the Paulhus (1991) Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding were correlated with the Psychoticism, Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Lie scales of the Eysenck EPQ–R (Eysenck & Eysenck, 1991) in a student sample. Extraversion correlated positively and Neuroticism correlated negatively with Self-Deceptive Enhancement, whereas Psychoticism correlated negatively and the Lie scale correlated positively with Impression Management. These findings suggest that the EPQ–R scales are involved in different aspects of socially desirable responding. It was concluded that social desirability should not be controlled in measures of Extra-version and Neuroticism but it should be controlled in measures of Psychoticism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)


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