This article describes some of the more significant denotations of social desirability and discusses the construct as boon or bane for political psychological researchers.
"The Desirability of Social Desirability: More than a Response Set, Response Style, or Disposition?,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol3/iss9/3