4. Sınıf Öğrencilerinin Benlik Algıları ile Problem Çözme Becerileri Arasındaki İlişkinin İncelenmesi

Keywords: Self-concept, problem solving skills, fourth grade


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between self-concept and problem solving skills of 4th grade students. Within the framework of this general purpose, students’ self-perceptions and problem-solving skills were examined in terms of gender variable. The sample of the study, which is designed as a quantitative research according to survey method, consists of 206 students in the fourth grade in Karaman during academic years 2017-2018. Data collection tools used in the research were “Children Self-Concept Scale”, which was developed by Piers-Harris (1964) and its adaptation to Turkish was performed by Öner (1996) ve Çataklı (1985), and “Problem Solving Skills Scale” that was developed by Ge (2001) and its adaptation to Turkish was performed by Coşkun (2004). The data have been analyzed using appropriate statistics software and as a result of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, it was found that there isn’t normal distribution, and the data were analyzed by Spearman correlation analysis and Mann Whitney U test. As a result of the study, it has been found that there is a positive significant relationship between children’s self-concept and problem solving skills. In addition, it was found that there was a significant difference between self-concept and problem-solving skills according to gender and this difference was in favor of female students.