2015, Cilt 2, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 037-049
Nursing Students' Self Evaluation of Problem Solving Skills and Related Factors
Arzu YÜKSEL
Aksaray Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik, Aksaray, Türkiye
Keywords: Problem, problem-solving, nursing, nursing students

Objective: This descriptive research was conducted to determine nursing students' problem solving skills and related factors.

Methods: Sample was consisted of 160 nursing students studying at a state university in 2009- 2010 academic year. Data was collected with “Personal Information Form” and “Problem- Solving Inventory” developed by Heppner and Petersen and adapted to Turkish by Şahin and Savaşır. Data was analyzed with percentage, mean, significance test of difference between two means and one-way analysis of variance.

Results: Students' problem-solving inventory mean score was 95.46±19.44, personal control subscale mean score was 16.81 ± 3:59, reliance subscale mean score was 30.04 ± 08:46, convergence/avoidance subscale mean score was 48.62 ± 11:52.

Conclusion: Nursing students' problem solving skill level was found as moderate. Gender, grade, graduated school, the place which they stay and perception of parental behavior do not have effect on problem solving skills. Problem-solving training may be offered to the students.