Protocol: Literature review on the psychometric properties of the short versions of the scales of social desirability in the answers to competency self-assessment questionnaires




Literature review, protocol, social desirability, short version, scales, soft skills


Research in business organization in general and talent management (in university or professional students) uses in many cases self-administered questionnaires as a source of data to assess people's competencies. In clinical psychology, it has been shown that self-evaluations of behaviors may present a bias of social desirability. However, even in this field of research it is not usual to measure its effect when taking data. Our work proposes a protocol to find a set of scales of social desirability (SD) with less than 20 items that are valid and reliable. We also intend to identify if SD scales are associated with the self-assessments of some transversal competences.


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Juan A. Marin-Garcia, Universitat Politècnica de València

ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas

ResearcherID A-4069-2011

Scopus Author ID 14024595300

Martha Giraldo-O'Meara, Universitat de València

Departamento de Personalidad, evaluación y tratamientos psicológicos. Grupo de Investigación y Tratamiento de las Obsesiones y Compulsiones de la Universitat de València (I’TOC). Facultad de Psicología.


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Marin-Garcia, J. A., Betancour, E., & Giraldo-O’Meara, M. (2018). Protocol: Literature review on the psychometric properties of the short versions of the scales of social desirability in the answers to competency self-assessment questionnaires. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 9(1), 14–29.




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