Social Problem Solving Inventory Revised (SPSI-R)

The Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R) is published and sold by MHS Assesments (it is also distributed by Pearson). It contains 5 scales to measure different dimensions of social problem solving: Positive Problem Orientation, Negative Problem Orientation, Rational Problem Solving, Impulsivity/Carelessness Style, and Avoidance Style. It is an individual assessment with Likert-style responses appropriate for ages 13-18.

Content

Domains
Relationship Management
Subdomain

Positive Problem Orientation, Negative Problem orientation, Rational Problem Solving, (Problem Definition and Formulation, Generation of Alternative Solutions, Decision Making, Solution Implementation and Verification), Impulsivity/ Carelessness Style, Avoidance Style

Grades
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
10-20 Minutes
Qualifications

MHS Assessments User Level B required for purchase

Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$198.00 for complete pack of 25 long + 25 short forms and technical manual,

$67.00 for 25 long forms or 25 short forms,

$90.00 for technical manual

Contact
Open Access
No
Use in Research

Clarke, A. Y., Cullen, A. E., Walwyn, R., & Fahy, T. (2010). A quasi-experimental pilot study of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation programme with mentally disordered offenders. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 21(4), 490-500. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789940903236391

Fowler, N. R., Hansen, A. S., Barnato, A. E., & Garand, L. (2013). Association between anticipatory grief and problem solving among family caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(3), 493-509. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264313477133

McGee, C. L., Fryer, S. L., Bjorkquist, O. A., Mattson, S. N., & Riley, E. P. (2008). Deficits in social problem solving in adolescents with prenatal exposure to alcohol. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 34(4), 423-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990802122630

Sahler, O. J. Z., Dolgin, M. J., Phipps, S., Fairclough, D. L., Askins, M. A., Katz, E. R., ... & Butler, R. W. (2013). Specificity of problem-solving skills training in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: Results of a multisite randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(10), 1329. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2011.39.1870

Willems, R. A., Bolman, C. A., Mesters, I., Kanera, I. M., Beaulen, A. A., & Lechner, L. (2016). Cancer survivors in the first year after treatment: the prevalence and correlates of unmet needs in different domains. Psycho‐oncology, 25(1), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.3870

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

D’Zurilla, T. J., Nezu, A. M., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2002). Social problem-solving inventory-revised. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/t05068-000 

Hawkins, D., Sofronoff, K., & Sheffield, J. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised Short-Form: Is the short form a valid and reliable measure for young adults? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(5), 462–470. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-008-9209-7

Maydeu-Olivares, A., Rodrı́guez-Fornells, A., Gómez-Benito, J., & D'Zurilla, T. J. (2000). Psychometric properties of the spanish adaptation of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R). Personality and Individual Differences, 29(4), 699-708. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0191-8869(99)00226-3

Sorsdahl, K., Stein, D. J., & Myers, B. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised Short-Form in a South African population. International Journal of Psychology, 52(2), 154–162. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12192

Wakeling, H. C. (2007). The psychometric validation of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory—Revised with UK incarcerated sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 19(3), 217–236. https://doi.org/10.1177/107906320701900304

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Likert