Title page for ETD etd-04052006-110945

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Smock, Sara Ann
URN etd-04052006-110945
Title The Development of the Solution Building Inventory
Degree PhD
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
McCollum, Eric E. Committee Chair
Piercy, Fred P. Committee Member
Stevenson, Michelle L. Committee Member
Trepper, Terry Committee Member
  • Solution Building
  • Scale Development
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Date of Defense 2006-03-23
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Throughout the past 70 years, a great deal of research conducted on defining and testing problem-solving skills has led towards solution-focused practices and philosophies. As a result, some literature exists illustrating the efficacy of solution-focused practices. However, no published research exists on the factors that contribute to solution building. This study tested for components of solution building while creating a solution building inventory. Factor analysis failed to find specific factors within solution building. The results indicated that solution building is a unidimensional concept. Implications for using the solution building inventory are discussed.
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