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The Early Independent Problem Solving Survey (EIPSS): Its Psychometric Properties in Children Aged 12-47 Months

Hoicka, Elena, Powell, Stephanie, ROSE, Sarah, Reindle, Eva and Tennie, Claudio (2023) The Early Independent Problem Solving Survey (EIPSS): Its Psychometric Properties in Children Aged 12-47 Months. Cognitive Development, 68. ISSN 1879-226X

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Independent problem solving (IPS) involves solving problems alone; with motivation and persistence; without watching others; or requesting or receiving help. The Early Independent Problem Solving Survey (EIPSS) was developed for 12- to 47-month-olds.

Study 1 (N = 272) found good internal reliability and a 2-factor structure: Repetitive (repeatedly solvable problems, e.g., jigsaws) and Novel IPS (one-off problems, e.g., reaching out-of-reach toys). Study 2 (N = 567) confirmed good internal reliability and the 2-factor structure. Study 3 (N = 85) found a positive correlation between a divergent thinking lab measure and Novel IPS. Study 4 found good 6-month-longitudinal stability (N = 110) for the EIPSS and its subscales; and good agreement between parents (N = 32) for the Repetitive subscale. Study 5 (all data combined) demonstrated no item functioning differences across demographic variables. Differences for child age, child gender, parent age, and parent education were found for the EIPSS and subscales.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem solving; Creativity; Innovation; Infancy; Todder; Preschool
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology and Counselling
Depositing User: Sarah ROSE
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2023 13:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 11:17

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