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In this study, it was aimed to examine the problem solving skills of the athletes over the age of 18 who participated in the Turkish Handball Federation Women's and Men's 1st and 2nd Leagues in terms of some variables. In the study, scanning model was used. While the population of the research consists of adult handball players who compete professionally in the Men's and Women's 1st and 2nd leagues affiliated to the Turkish Handball Federation, the sample of the research is a total of 202 adult handball players, 110 male and 92 female, who were reached by random methods. forms. In the research, the Personal Information Form developed by the researcher and the Problem Solving Skills Scale for Adults developed by Yaman and Dede (2008) were used as data collection tools. It was determined that the collected data showed normal distribution, Independent Simple T test and One Way Anova tests were used. As a result, the problem solving skills of the handball players were determined, and it was determined that there was a significant difference between age, gender, playing time in the league and problem solving skills. In addition, it was concluded that as the age increases, problem solving skills increase, the problem solving skills of male handball players are significantly higher than the problem solving skills of female athletes, and the longer the time they play in the league, the higher the problem solving skills.
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