Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1947

Full Length Research Paper

The problem-solving skills of the teachers ın various branches

Veysel TEMEL
  • Veysel TEMEL
  • Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Physical Education and Sports High School, Yunus Emre Yerleskesi Merkez / Karaman, Turkey
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  •  Received: 24 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 February 2015
  •  Published: 10 March 2015


The aim of this study was to determine the problem-solving skills of the teachers in various branches in Çat town of  Erzurum Province in Turkey, using some variables. A total of 153 teachers (84 females, 69 males and age: 1.6536±0.72837) from different departments participated in the study. Problem Solving Inventory, developed by Heppner and Peterson (1982), was used to measure the problem solving skill level of the individual. For processing data, conventional statistical measures and methods were employed: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, tukey test, t-test, mean frequency distribution and standard deviation were computed. SPSS was used for analyzing of data. Results showed that the teachers had moderate problem-solving skills, According to course hours variables of the teachers entering, among impatient, thinking, avoidant, planned approach levels, mother occupation level between planned and thinking approach levels, the father's educational levels according to problem solving total scores and sport branches variable and among the thinking, self-confident, planned approach and problem solving total scores were statistically found meaningful difference (p<.05).

Key words: Problem solving, teachers, teachers’ skills.