Measuring social problem solving in Spanish-dominant Hispanics using the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R)

Monica T De La Torre, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study investigated the internal consistency, reliability, the factor structure, and the predictive validity of a Spanish-version of the Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R; D'Zurilla, Nezu & Maydeu-Olivares, 2002) in a North American sample of 325 Spanish dominant Hispanics. The hypothesized factor model provided an excellent fit to the data, χ2 (1234) = 2567.56, p = .000, RMSEA = 0.056 (90% CI: .053, .060); NNFI = 0.95, CFI = 0.96, SRMR = 0.069, while social problem solving was found to explain 32% of variability in psychological well-being scores. Finally, gender differences were replicated on three subscales of the SPSI-R, where men had higher positive problem orientation and rational problem solving scores and women had higher negative problem orientation scores.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Clinical|Psychology, Psychometrics|Hispanic American Studies

Recommended Citation

De La Torre, Monica T, "Measuring social problem solving in Spanish-dominant Hispanics using the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R)" (2006). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1439474.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1439474

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