Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MC-SDS)


Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MC-SDS) is a 33 item questionnaire regarding if someone produce socially desirable answers

Items are scored through answering on a ‘True’ or ‘False’ basis. One point for yes and zero points for no. The total score is found from the sum of the true statements.

Low Scorers (0-8)

Average Scorers (9-19)

High Scorers (20-33)

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Crowne, D. P., & Marlowe, D. (1960). A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24(4) 349-354. doi: 10.1037/h0047358.

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