Self-report imagery questionnaire scores and subtypes of social-desirable responding

Allbutt, JD, Ling, J, Heffernan, TM and Shafiullah, M 2008, 'Self-report imagery questionnaire scores and subtypes of social-desirable responding' , Journal of Individual Differences, 29 (4) , pp. 181-188.

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Allbutt, Ling, and Shafiullah (2006) and Allbutt, Shafiullah, and Ling (2006) found that scores on self-report measures of visual imagery experience correlate primarily with the egoistic form of social-desirable responding. Here, three studies are reported which investigated whether this pattern of findings generalized to the ratings of imagery vividness in the auditory modality, a new version of the Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (Marks, 1995), and reports of visual thinking style. The measure of socialdesirable responding used was the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR; Paulhus, 2002). Correlational analysis replicated the pattern seen in our earlier work and of the correlations with the egoistic bias, the correlation with vividness of visual imagery was largest and significant, the correlation with visual thinking style next largest and approached significance, and the correlation with vividness of auditory imagery was the smallest and not significant. The size of these correlations mirrored the extent to which the three aspects of imagery were valued by participants.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Individual Differences
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1614-0001
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 15:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:00

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