HAYEF: Journal of Education
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Adaptation of the Marlowe‒Crowne Social Desirability Scale Short Form C to the Turkish Culture: Validity and Reliability Study

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Ordu University, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Ordu, Turkey

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Ordu University, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department, Ordu, Turkey

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Ankara University, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department, Ankara, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 278-294
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.20026
Read: 181 Downloads: 76 Published: 18 June 2021

Social desirability is one of the factors threatening data validity in research. Therefore, the purpose of this research is the examination of the validity and reliability of the Marlowe‒Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MC-SDS) Short Form C (Reynolds, 1982) in university samples in Turkey. The study group for this research consisted of 737 university students (492 females, 66.8% and 245 males, 33.2%) from four different public universities. Within the scope of the adaptation study, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), parallel analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were performed. EFA was performed on the basis of tetrachoric correlations, and CFA was performed in the Mplus program using the weighted least squares means and variance estimation method. As a result of EFA, the scale, which is one-dimensional in the original form, was found to have two dimensions; and as a result of the CFA, the standardized coefficients and fit indices with the two-dimensional structure. In addition, reliability and discriminant coefficients of the MC-SDS Short Form C reveal that the scale has sufficient validity and reliability to measure social desirability among university students in Turkey. 

Cite this article as: Akın Arıkan, Ç., Baştemur, Ş., & Demirtaş Zorbaz, S. (2021) Adaptation of the Marlowe‒Crowne Social Desirability Scale Short Form C to the Turkish Culture: Validity and Reliability Study. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(2), 278-294.

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