lie scale

lie scale

in psychometrics, items included within a test or questionnaire designed to detect whether respondents have responded truthfully to the items the test is designed to tap. An example would be an item that everybody would be expected to endorse if responding truthfully (e.g. 'I sometimes get upset'). If an individual did not endorse this item it would be assumed that they are not responding truthfully.
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JEPQ has three scales of extroversion (E), neuroticism (N), psychoticism (P), and a lie scale (L).
It should be noted that Iranians' score for neuroticism and lie scale were higher.
Duris, Bjorck, and Gorsuch (2007) directly explored, across two studies, MMPI-2 Lie scale elevations within Christian samples.
Anyone who ticks the 'True' box by such an item only increases his or her score on the Lie Scale because no one can be that saintly.
In his early studies Gudjonsson (1983) found a modest correlation between suggestibility and social desirability measured by the EPQ Lie Scale (Gudjonsson 1983).
His lie scale was extremely high and led some experts to question if you can trust anything he says.
We used two short personality questionnaires: the Polish version of the NEO-FFI Personality Inventory (Zawadzki, Strelau, Szczepaniak, & Sliwinska, 1998; American version, Costa & McCrae, 1985) and the Delta Questionnaire for Measuring Locus of Control (LOC), which also includes a Lie scale (Drwal, 1979).
The final sample was reduced to n = 84 by eliminating all participants who scored more than one standard dev iation above the mean on the Lie Scale in the Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire's standardization norms.
Fifty of these items are used in computing the total score, with the remaining eight items constituting a lie scale.
They allegedly are more reliable than urinalysis testing in that they reveal a person's history of drugs, not just if he or she has used drugs in the past 30 days; ask test takers whether they have been involved in the sale of drugs; with a built-in lie scale to crosscheck answers, they are almost impossible to fake; they are more user-friendly and less intimidating to examinees; and are less expensive per test than urinalysis.
The Lie scale attempts to identify parents with a defensive response set that involves describing the child in extremely virtuous terms and denying minor, commonly occurring problems.
The maximum total score on the LOC scale is 14 points: the Lie scale is 10.