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English translation: socially desirable

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Dutch term or phrase:sociaal wenselijk
English translation:socially desirable
Entered by: Ken Cox
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22:17 Dec 4, 2004
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / entrepreneurial test, psychological tests
Dutch term or phrase: sociaal wenselijk
"Je hebt sociaal wenselijk geantwoord."

This term comes up in a list of automatic responses to an entrepreneurial test, and I'm stumped. Having searched for variants of this on the Net (sociale wenselijkheidsvragen, sociaal wenselijk antwoord, etc.), I've come to the conclusion that it's driving at political correctness but I can't come up with an appropriate collocation. Here's a useful definition:

"Sociaal wenselijk gedrag

Om deze sociaal wenselijke antwoorden zo veel mogelijk te vermijden, worden de vragen van de test flink door elkaar gegooid. Voor een kandidaat wordt het zo minder evident om uit te maken welke groep van vragen peilt naar welke karaktertrek.

Verder worden in sommige testen expliciet sociale wenselijkheidsvragen opgenomen. Via deze vragen probeert men te achterhalen of je geneigd bent om antwoorden te geven die uitsluitend positief gewaardeerd worden.

Op het eerste zicht lijkt het je misschien een goed idee om jezelf perfect voor te stellen maar wat men hier feitelijk probeert te achterhalen is of je durft toegeven dat je ook maar een mens bent, mét de fouten en gebreken die daarmee samengaan."

Suggestions would be appreciated. TIA. Cheers, Rob
Robert Kleemaier
Canada
Local time: 14:44
socially desirable
Explanation:
A literal translaton of a standard English term -- not the same as 'politically correct' (though related) -- often applied to behaviour.

sample google hits:

ZA - Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice
Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice. Bonn Research Seminar. Place: Juridicum,
Adenauerallee 24-26, 53113 Bonn. Room: 055. Date: 29.07.2004, 17:30 h. ...
www.iza.org/en/webcontent/events/ bonnseminar_description_html?sem_id=811

[PDF] Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice
Bestandsformaat: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML versie
... choice is socially desirable. This question ... the choice set confronting individuals to alternative m alone is socially desirable. As ...
www.iza.org/en/papers/Sheshinski290704.pdf

ASEBA socially desirable
What is the purpose of the socially desirable items on the YSR and ASR? Socially desirable items are included on the YSR and ASR ...
www.aseba.org/SUPPORT/frequently/ interpretation/socially_desirable.html

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What it means is, well, what it says: behavior (or whatever) that is generally approved by society at large.

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Note added at 27 mins (2004-12-04 22:45:06 GMT)
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What it means is, well, what it says: behavior (or whatever) that is generally approved by society at large.
Selected response from:

Ken Cox
Local time: 23:44
Grading comment
Thanks, Kenneth. Also to Shineda. Cheers, Rob.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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socially desirable


Explanation:
A literal translaton of a standard English term -- not the same as 'politically correct' (though related) -- often applied to behaviour.

sample google hits:

ZA - Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice
Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice. Bonn Research Seminar. Place: Juridicum,
Adenauerallee 24-26, 53113 Bonn. Room: 055. Date: 29.07.2004, 17:30 h. ...
www.iza.org/en/webcontent/events/ bonnseminar_description_html?sem_id=811

[PDF] Socially Desirable Limits on Individual Choice
Bestandsformaat: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML versie
... choice is socially desirable. This question ... the choice set confronting individuals to alternative m alone is socially desirable. As ...
www.iza.org/en/papers/Sheshinski290704.pdf

ASEBA socially desirable
What is the purpose of the socially desirable items on the YSR and ASR? Socially desirable items are included on the YSR and ASR ...
www.aseba.org/SUPPORT/frequently/ interpretation/socially_desirable.html

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Note added at 23 mins (2004-12-04 22:41:52 GMT)
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What it means is, well, what it says: behavior (or whatever) that is generally approved by society at large.

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Note added at 27 mins (2004-12-04 22:45:06 GMT)
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What it means is, well, what it says: behavior (or whatever) that is generally approved by society at large.

Ken Cox
Local time: 23:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
Thanks, Kenneth. Also to Shineda. Cheers, Rob.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  seaMount
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agree  11thmuse
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agree  Tina Vonhof
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agree  Claudia Ait-Touati
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agree  shineda: see: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2372/is_n2_v35/ai... Socially desirable responding, the tendency to tailor responses for the purpose of looking good,..
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