Year: 1984 Source: Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, v.52, no.3, (1984), p.449-457 SIEC No: 19860901

Several articles have debated the clinical significance of the negative relationship between the Beck Hopelessness Scale & the social desirability response style. The clinical utility of including social desirability assessment in the risk assessment & prediction of suicidal behavior is analyzed using both a general population & psychiatric sample. Results indicate that prediction accuracy is enhanced by including social desirability assessment. (NBB)