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ANALYZING SKILLS OF SOLVING PROBLEMS OF HIGH SCHOOLS STUDENTS WHO ARE DOING SPORTS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES CONSIDERING VARIABLES

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Author(s): Hakan Salim ÇAĞLAYAN | Özden TAŞĞIN | Özer YILDIZ

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Sports | high school student | problem solving | problem solving inventory

ABSTRACT
This research aims to identify the skills of problem solving of high school students; while doing this to find out whether problem solving changes depending on the parents’ educational level, jobs, income and the number of their siblings.The experimental group consists of 195 students from 5 different high schools and took part in different competitions and the research took place in the second term of educational year of 2006-2007 in Konya in State schools.The model of the research is the survey method. We use personal info form which is developed by the researcher, “Problem Solving Inventory” is used in this study, which is developed by Heppner and Petersen (1982). This study is translated into Turkish by Şahin, Şahin and Heppner (1993). We use them as a kind of data in this study. Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis-H test are used in the data analysis. The meaning level is taken 0.05.The research indicated that the skills of problem solving and approaches of problem solving generally the sports students is medium level. The average point of the sub-dimensions and its total of the skill of problem solving didn’t change in a meaningful level accordingly parents’ educational level, parents’ jobs or the number of their siblings but it changed in a meaningful level depending on the educational level of fathers and families’ income.
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