Spinning the truth is deception caused by adding, subtracting, and partially displaying information while communicating with others. A theoretical framework of six elements of truth spinning was developed from the literature and tested empirically. Two dimensions of truth spinning in schools emerged – principal spin and teacher spin. Reliable and valid scales for each were developed, and truth spinning was related to the theoretically relevant constructs of role conflict, powerlessness, and trust.
Sweetland, S. and Hoy, W. (2001), "Varnishing the truth in schools ‐ Principals and teachers spinning reality", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 282-294. https://doi.org/10.1108/09578230110392893Download as .RIS
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