Personality correlates of self-appraised problem solving abilities Academic Article uri icon


  • We examined the relations between the components of self-appraised problem solving abilities and personality constructs measured by a popular instrument. Results indicated that the Approach-Avoidance and Problem-Solving Confidence factors of the Problem Solving Inventory (PSI; Heppner, 1988) were significantly associated with the judging, perceiving, and feeling scales of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Myers & McCaulley, 1985) among 112 undergraduates. Our results elucidate the relations between problem-solving appraisal, emotional predispositions, willful-ness and preferences for structure. Implications for theoretical models of social problem solving and counselling interventions are discussed. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Elliott, T. R., Herrick, S. M., Elliott, A. P., & Shrout, J. R.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • April 1995