Socialization of lying scale: Development and validation of a parent measure of socialization of truth and lie-telling behavior

Victoria Talwar, Jennifer Lavoie, Angela M. Crossman

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This study focused on the development of the Socialization of Lying scale for which exploratory factor analysis demonstrated four empirically interpretable subscales: Parents’ Values and Direct Socialization about Honesty, Encouragement and Modeling of Lying, Consequences for Lying, and The Child’s Problematic Lying. These emergent factors suggest that parents teach and give messages about honesty in explicit and implicit ways that may map onto the different domains in which they socialize the behavior. Future research should focus on further validation and revision of items. This measure can serve as tool for researchers to examine the influence of parent values and socialization practices on children’s truth and lie-telling behavior.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Developmental Science
Early online date30 May 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 May 2021

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