About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Automatic Process; Problem Orientation (Cognition; Emotion; Behaviour); Problem-Solving Skills (Problem Identification; Alternative Generation; Consequence Prediction; Implementation/Evaluation/Reorganization)
Description Measure of adolescent social problem-solving skills and motivation.
Example When I have a problem, I think of the ways that I have handled the same kind of problem before.
Link https://marketplace.unl.edu/buros/social-problem-solving-inventory-for-adolescents-the.html

Implementation details

No. of items 70
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 14-18
Cost single purchase $15.00
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .78-.95
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity GPA: total score, r=.40; subscales, r=.24-.34;
Modified Problem-Solving Inventory: total score, r=.82; subscale, r=.52-.73
Problem Orientation and respective subscales, r=.86; Problem Orientation and divergent subscales, r=.23; Problem Solving Skills and respective subscales, r=.86; Problem Solving Skills and divergent subscales, r=.25
Concurrent validity Personal Problems Checklist, r= -.32;
Brief Symptoms Inventory: total score, r=-.23; subscales, r= -.62-.09
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Frauenknecht, M., & Black, D. R. (2010). Social problem-solving inventory for adolescents (SPSI-A): Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64, 522-539. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa6403_10