Psychometric properties of the social problem solving inventory-revised short-form: Is the short form a valid and reliable measure for young adults?

Hawkins, Deanne, Sofronoff, Kate and Sheffield, Jeanie (2009) 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. doi:10.1007/s10608-008-9209-7


Author Hawkins, Deanne
Sofronoff, Kate
Sheffield, Jeanie
Title Psychometric properties of the social problem solving inventory-revised short-form: Is the short form a valid and reliable measure for young adults?
Journal name Cognitive Therapy and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-5916
1573-2819
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10608-008-9209-7
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 5
Start page 462
End page 470
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract The purpose of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised Short-Form (SPSI-R:SF), a 25-item self-report measure of real life social problem-solving ability. A sample of 219 Australian university students aged 16-25 years participated in the study. The reliability of the SPSI-R:SF scales was adequate to excellent. Evidence was demonstrated for convergent validity and divergent validity. Confirmatory factor analysis results were in line with past research and suggested good model fit. In addition, discriminant function analysis revealed that the SPSI-R:SF was able to significantly discriminate low and high levels of depressive symptomatology. Collectively, results suggest that the SPSI-R:SF represents a reliable and valid instrument for efficient assessment of social problem-solving ability in young Australian adults. Limitations and future research are also discussed.
Keyword Social problem solving inventory
Young adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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