The Problem Solving Inventory (PSI)

The PSI assesses an individual's awareness and evaluation of his or her problem-solving abilities or style, thus provides a global of that individual as a problem solver.The PSI is a self-reported measure . The PSI consists of 32 six-point Likert items, which constitute 3 factors: Problem-Solving Confidence, Approach-Avoidance Style, and Personal Control. The PSI consisted of a 6-point, Likert-type format of 35 items constructed by the authors as face valid measures of each of the five problem-solving stages, based on a revision of an earlier problem-solving inventory (Heppner & Petersen, Note 1). The items were randomly ordered and written to contain an equal number of positive and negative statements about problem solving. Low scores indicate behaviors and attitudes typically associated with successful problem solving.

Content

Topics
Ways of Thinking
Skills
Problem Solving
Subskills
Self/Inhibitory Control, Failure Avoidance, Confidence
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10-15 minutes
Price
Not indicated
Training
Not indicated
Qualifications
The PSI should be administered and interpreted by professionals who have expertise in testing and knowledge about problem solving, and have normative information about the PSI.
Administration
Individual,
Paper
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations
Relationship between Problem-Solving Ability and Study Behaviour among School-Going Adolescents in Southwestern Nigeria by Salami, Samuel O,; Aremu, A. Oyesoji. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1069072711409720

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes