Acquiescence bias

Another common threat inherent to self-completed questionnaires is acquiescence, which refers to the tendency for people to agree with sentences when they are unsure or ambivalent. Acquiescent people include "yeasayers," who are ready to go along with "anything that sounds good" (Robinson, Shaver, & Wrightsman, 1991, p. 8), and the term also covers those who are reluctant to look at the negative side of any issue and are unwilling to provide strong negative responses.

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