Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R)

Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised

Thomas J. D’Zurilla, Ph.D., Arthur M. Nezu, Ph.D., & Albert Maydeu- Olivares, Ph.D.

Ages: 13 and older
Administration: Self report
Administration Time: 15–20 minutes (10 minutes for the Short version)
Qualification Level B

Key Areas Measured:
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

Social problem-solving ability has implications for all areas of life, including interpersonal and work-related relationships. The SPSI–R inventory helps determine an individual’s problemsolving strengths and weaknesses so that deficits can be addressed and treatment progress can be tracked. This instrument is suitable for educational, healthcare, corrections, or business environments with people who want to explore and develop their social problem-solving abilities. The short version (SPSI–R:S) produces scores for the same five scales as the long version (SPSI–R:L), but does not include the Rational Problem Solving subscales. It is ideal when time is limited or when clients are completing a large test battery.

The SPSI–R normative sample included adolescents, young adults, middle-aged adults, and elderly adults with a total of 1,928 participants. Separate norms are included for each age group. Raw scores are plotted on Profile Sheets for conversion to standard scores.


Reference Name Price VAT applicable
P-SPS06 SPSI-R:L QuikScore Forms (25/pkg) £55.00 Yes
P-SPS08 SPSI-R:S QuikScore Forms (25/pkg) £55.00 Yes
P-SPS01 SPSI-R Complete Kit (SPSI-R Technical
Manual, and 25 SPSI-R:L and 25 SPSI-R:S
QuikScore Forms)
£180.00 Yes
P-SPS05 SPSI-R Technical Manual £80.00 No