This study attempts to examine the relationship among self-regulation skills, social competency behaviors, and problem solving skills of 60-72 month-old children. Relational screening method was used in the study. The study group of the present study consists of 329 preschool children aged 60 to 72 month-old; 172 children aged 60 to 66 month-old; and finally 157 children aged 67 to 72 month-old as well as their parents and 24 teachers. The study involved 171 girls and 158 boys. The research was carried out in pre-school education institutions located in the districts of Denizli, Turkey. Data were collected through "Personal Information Form", "Self-Regulation Skills Scale”, Social competence sub-dimension of the "Social Competence Behavior Assessment Scale", and "Problem Solving Scale". Correlation analysis was run for the analysis of the data. The simple regression analysis was performed to determine the relationship between social competence and problem solving skills of self-regulation skills Based on the results, low positive correlation was found between children's self-regulation and social competence skills, self-regulation and problem-solving skills. It was found that there was low but significant positive correlation between social competence scores and the sub-dimensions of attention, inhibitory control-emotion and inhibitory control-behavior of self-regulation. There was a positive low-level significant relationship between problem-solving skills and the inhibitory control-emotion sub-dimension of self-regulation. There was no statistically significant relationship between problem solving and social competence skills. It was found that self-regulation skills predicted social competence and problem solving skills at a low level. The findings differ from the findings of the similar studies in the literature focusing on the relations among self-regulation, social competence, and problem-solving skills. Suggestions were made for further educational studies on self-regulation skills, social competence, and problem solving.
Öz-düzenleme, sosyal yetkinlik, problem çözme, okul öncesi eğitim