EXAMINING THE RELATION BETWEEN PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATIVITY SCALES BY CANONICAL CORRELATION ANALYSIS

Gürol Zırhlıoğlu

Abstract


Canonical correlation analysis, is one of the multi-variate statistics methods used for determining the relationship between two variate data sets. Although there is no obligation, in this analysis technique; one of the variate sets can be seen as dependent, and the other one being independent variate set. In the analysis process, for both of the sets, new variants from the linear combinations of the sets are obtained and the correlation between these new variants is sought to be maximum. In this study, the data for problem solving and creativity scale, gathered from 146 students studying in the department of Physical Education and Training in Yüzüncü Yıl University. After determining the basic factor for the scales using factor analysis, canonical correlation analysis is used in order to examine the relationship between two scales. According to the results obtained, the fact that coefficient of canonical correlation is positive and meaningful points out that there is positive directional relationship between problem solving and creativity. Aim of this study is to present the interaction between problem, solving and creativity of the students who study in the department of Physical Education and Training.  When the results obtained from canonical correlation analysis are assessed, it is seen that for problem abilities thinking, evaluation, self-trust and planned approaches stand out and have a positive effect.

 

Keywords : Correlation, canonical correlation, problem solving, creativity


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