An English-language adaptation of the Social Desirability-Gamma Short Scale (KSE-G)


Nießen, Désirée ; Partsch, Melanie V. ; Kemper, Christoph J. ; Rammstedt, Beatrice



DOI: https://doi.org/10.6102/zis271_exz
URL: https://zis.gesis.org/skala/Nie%C3%9Fen-Partsch-Ke...
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen : ZIS
Volume: 271
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publishing house: GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Publication language: German
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (GESIS)
School of Social Sciences > Psychologische Diagnostik, Umfragedesign u. Methodik (Rammstedt 2011-)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
310 Statistics
Individual keywords (German): Persönlichkeitsmerkmal ; Messung ; Reliabilität ; Validität ; Datengewinnung ; Datenqualität ; Messinstrument
Abstract: The Social Desirability–Gamma Short Scale—the English-language adaptation of the Kurzskala Soziale Erwünschtheit–Gamma (KSE-G)—measures two aspects of the Gamma factor of socially desirable responding (SDR): exaggerating positive qualities (PQ+) and minimizing negative qualities (NQ−). The items of the German-language source version were translated into English using the TRAPD approach. Our empirical validation shows that the reliability and validity coefficients of the English adaptation are comparable to those of the German source instrument. Moreover, the results of measurement invariance testing suggest metric measurement invariance of the scale for the United Kingdom and Germany, thus implying comparability of correlations based on the latent factors across the two countries.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.




+ Citation Example and Export

Nießen, Désirée ; Partsch, Melanie V. ; Kemper, Christoph J. ; Rammstedt, Beatrice (2019) An English-language adaptation of the Social Desirability-Gamma Short Scale (KSE-G). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen : ZIS Mannheim 271 [Working paper]


+ Search Authors in

+ Page Views

Hits per month over past year

Detailed information



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item