- General public, 3 cities, Arizona, USA, 1979
- N = 537
- Non Response:
- 11 %
- Authors's label
- Socially desirable events
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Interjudge reliability: r=+.79 (p<.05)
- Correlation desirable-undesirable events: r=-.33 (p<.001)
15 advanced clinical psychologie graduate students rated the social desirability of each event.
Scores were given for the number of socially desirable and undesirable events based on the events designated as such by the 15 judges. Events were coded as either desirable or undesirable when at least 10 of the 15 judges agreed on their ratings and no more than 1 judge gave the opposite rating. In this manner, 23 events were coded desirable and 30 undesirable; the remainder were called ambiguous and not included in these scores.