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Judgmental Consistencies as Predictors of Social Behavior NICHD

Jackson, Douglas N.; Messick, Samuel J.; Stricker, Lawrence J.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Mental Health, Conformity, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Response Style (Tests), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Behavior, Social Desirability


This paper was presented at a symposium on Judgmental Methods in Personality Assessment at the American Psychological Association meetings in New York City in September 1966. Based on three new data-gathering sessions, the study reported had these aims: (1) to determine the generality of previous findings about predictive validity to other personality traits relevant to conformity and to other behavioral measures of conformity; (2) to appraise the correspondence between self-reports and desirability of judgments; and (3) to identify the effects of response styles on the results obtained with two kinds of measures. The authors conclude that the results of this study and those that preceded it point to the complexity of the relationships between personality and conformity and they suggest implications for future work.

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