RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERPERSONAL PROBLEM SOLVING, POSITIVE - NEGATIVE AFFECT AND ANXIE
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of interpersonal problem solving, positive-negative affect and anxiety. To this end, 336 high school students completed Interpersonal Problem Solving Inventory (Çam & Tümkaya, 2008), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (Gençöz, 2000), and Trait Anxiety Inventory (Öner, 1977). The statistical analysis of the study included Pearson Moments Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results indicated that inter-correlations among negative orientation to the problem, negative affect, anxiety, and inter-correlations among constructive problem solving, insistent-persevering orientation and positive affect were all significant. The results of Multiple Regression Analysis indicated that within negative affect and anxiety, negative orientation to the problem was the most powerful predictor. In light of these findings, suggestions for planned interventions to improve interpersonal problem-solving skills of students in individual and group guidance activities are emphasized and ideas for future research are discussed.
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