The Accuracy of Self-Evaluations: Its Measurement and Some of Its Personological Correlates

  • Robert R. Holt


One of the standard ways of studying personality is through the self-concept, or at least that aspect of it which the subject is willing to reveal in self-evaluations. Recently, the self-rated questionnaire has fallen into disrepute in some circles; it has been argued that most people are so self-deceptive, or so defensive about admitting many of the truths they know about themselves, that self-evaluation can be used only indirectly and cannot be taken at face value.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert R. Holt
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  1. 1.Research Center for Mental HealthNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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