It has been recently suggested that scores on Dr. Janet Taylor's Manifest Anxiety Scale (6) may be influenced by a favorability factor. This factor involves the social evaluation of an item by a subject and his attempt to answer the item in such a manner as to place himself in a socially favorable light. Such a response set may cause a subject to select an item, not only for its adequacy as a description of himself, but also because it may make him look well.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1953 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Taylor, Elaine; Farber, I. E.; and Farber, R. P.
"New Evidence of a Favorability Effect upon Scores on the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 60:
, Article 77.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol60/iss1/77