THE SOCIAL SKILLS AND PROBLEM BEHAVIORS COMPARISON OF 6-YEAR CHILDREN WHO GO TO STATE AND PRIVATE PRESCHOOL EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Zarife SEÇER, Hülya GÜLAY, Alev ÖNDER, Cemile KARA

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to determine whether the social skills and problem behaviors of the 6-year children who go to state and private pre-school education institutions change or not. The research was carried out within the framework of relational survey model. 244 children, who are 6 years old and continue the state and private preschool education institutions, participated in the research. The research data was obtained by using Kindergarten and Kindergarten Behavior Scale which was developed by Merrel (1994). The obtained data was tested with Multivariate Analysis of Variance. In the result of the research, it is found that there are significant differences in the levels of interaction, egocentricity, attention problems, aggression, withdrawal and anxiety according to the type of the institutions and also in the levels of cooperation, interaction, attention problems, and aggression according to the gender of the children.

Keywords: Social skills, problem behaviors, 6-year children, education.


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