Russian adaptation of social problem-solving inventory-r (SPSI-R)



The paper presents an original questionnaire measuring abilities of social problem-solving, based on a theory of social problem-solving of D’Zurilla. Aprobation of the questionnaire, its psychometric qualities were investigated on a sample of 329 individuals (95 males, 234 females). The factors were investigated and construct validity was tested on an additional sample of 466 individuals (80 males, 385 females). Structural equations were used to test the factor structure of the 38-items questionnaire. To test construct validity, we used COPE-questionnaire and the Diener’s Scale of life satisfaction. The results fit the hypothesis about the correlation with p<0,001. The presented diagnostic measure is valid and can be used in research.

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Keywords: social problem-solving, questionnaire, construct validity, confirmatory factor analysis

Journal rubric: Research Methods

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Danina M.M., Kiselnikova N.V., Kuminskaya E.A. Russian adaptation of social problem-solving inventory-r (SPSI-R). Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2017. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 46–64. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2017100304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Maria M. Danina, PhD in Psychology, Senior researcher of the Laboratory of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Natalia V. Kiselnikova, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Head of Laboratory of Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, FBSSI «Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education», Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Evgenia A. Kuminskaya, Researcher, Laboratory of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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