Dissociation : Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 216-220 : Susceptibility of common self-report measures of dissociation to malingering

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 216-220 : Susceptibility of common self-report measures of dissociation to malingering
Author: Gilbertson, Alan D.; Torem, Moshe S.; Cohen, Rita; Newman, Isadore; Radojicic, Christina; Patel, Shirpa
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a study undertaken to determine the extent to which common self-report measures of dissociation may be consciously distorted. It also examines the relationships between the Perceptual Alterations Scale, the Dissociative Experiences Scale, and the Questionnaire of Experiences of Dissociation. Three hundred and twenty nursing students were randomly assigned to one of four groups and instructed to respond to the aforementioned questionnaires honestly, "faking good," "faking bad," or "trying to appear as if you had multiple personality disorder." Results indicate that scores on these instruments correlated very highly within all groups. Also indicated is a high level of susceptibility on each instrument for subjects to consciously exaggerate the degree of dissociative symptomotology being measured. The implications of findings for clinical use of these measures is discussed.
Description: p. 216-220
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1721
Date: 1992-12


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