Problem Solving Discussion Rating - Parent (Grade 5+)

Problem Solving Discussion Rating (Parent) is a modification of a 6-item instrument developed by the Oregon Social Learning Center (1991).


The Problem Solving Discussion Rating scale consists of a list of 7 questions concerning problem solving issues within the family. It was administered to one parent and the child in each family at grade 5, immediately following the proble-solving discussion task of the Parent-Child Interaction Task. This rating scale is a modification of a 6-item instrument developed by the Oregon Social Learning Center (1991). For each question, the respondent rates the issue on a 5-point scale. The particular rating scale differs by item.

A single confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), utilizing a least-squares estimation procedure was used to assess statistical support for the dimension of "Problem Solving", which consisted of the first 5 items. The remaining two items were retained as single indicators of "type of discussion" and "frequency of family problem solving".

This version of the Problem Solving Discussion Rating scale is a measure of the parent's perception concerning the effects of a just-completed problem-solving discussion with his or her child. The Problem Solving Scale score can be used as a general measure of problem solving, and individual items can be used to assess the parent's ratings on problem understanding, agreement on solutions, type and satisfaction with the problem solving discussion and frequency of problem solving within the family. Additionally, since the ratings are obtained on both the parent and the child, the scale and item reponses presented here can be used to make a direct comparison between the responses by the primary caregiver and the child.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: PyN
Scored Dataset Name: PSPySPc


Parent Child Communication, Problem Solving, Behavior Problems, Academic Expectations, Behavior Standards.