AIM: This study was conducted with elementary school students, 10-14 years of age, for the purpose of determining their problem-solving skills.
METHOD: The study was carried out at an elementary school located in the provincial center of Zonguldak with a group of pupils, ages 10-14. The research was designed as a descriptive study; data was collected over the period April-May 2011. A group of 312 children were included in the study, all of them being in attendance at the elementary school where the study took place on the days on which data was collected.
RESULTS: Significant differences were seen between the students' avoidance scores according to their gender, between their self-control scores according to the grade they were in, between their self-control and avoidance scores according to their fathers' vocation, between their avoidance scores according to their fathers' education, between their self-control scores according to how they spent their leisure time, between their avoidance scores according to their participation in school clubs, between problem-solving skills according to the person they confided in about their problems, and between problem-solving skills, self-control and avoidance scores according to the people the students felt understood them (p
Key words: Problem solving, Child, School, Education
Article Language: Turkish English