higher education, graduate education, social skills training, content analysis


Social skills play an important role in interpersonal social skills. This study investigates social skills training concept in general sense in articles, master and doctorate degree programs. Literature review was made in the research between the years 2010-2017. In this literature review process the concepts of publication type,  subject area,  publication year, research design,  data collection tool,  sample group,  province and department concepts were discussed for social skills training. Study group meta-analysis technique was used in this research. Thirty-eight articles and the theses existing in 22 master’s degree and 21 doctorate program in Turkish Council of Higher Education National Thesis Centre and Google Scholar were analysed.


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Ahn, J., Byun, M. H., & Kwon, J. S. (2017). Trajectory of problem behaviours of Korean adopted children: using piecewise hierarchical linear growth modelling. Child & Family Social Work, 22(1), 461-471.

Bourne, J., Andersen-Warren, M., & Hackett, S. (2018). A systematic review to investigate dramatherapy group work with working age adults who have a mental health problem. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 61, 1-9.

Büyüköztürk, Ş., Çakmak, E. K., Akgün, Ö. E., Karadeniz, Ş., & Demirel, F. (2017). Bilimsel araştırma yöntemleri. Pegem Atıf İndeksi, 1-360.

Chen, J. (2018). Efficacious and Positive Teachers Achieve More: Examining the Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy, Emotions, and Their Practicum Performance. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 1-11.

Creasy, R. (2018). Seeing Education as a Process. In The Taming of Education (pp. 1-9). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Ihmeideh, F. (2019). Getting parents involved in children’s play: Qatari parents’ perceptions of and engagement with their children’s play. Education 3-13, 47(1), 47-63.

Jam, A. Z., Talab, R. H., Sheikh, M., Torabi, F., & Rafie, F. (2018). The effect of 16 weeks gymnastic training on social skills and neuro-psychiatric functions of autistic children. Sport Sciences for Health, 14(1), 209-214.

Kahveci, G., & Ataman, A. (2017). The Effect of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation Program Related Teaching on Problem Behavior and Communication/Social Skills with a Blind and Autistic Child. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(4), 372.

Kansky, J., & Allen, J. P. (2018). Long-term risks and possible benefits associated with late adolescent romantic relationship quality. Journal of youth and adolescence, 1-14.

Karateke, B., & Ömeroğlu, E. (2017). Giftedness in Early Childhood. Current Trends in Educational Sciences, 83.

Miller, C. F., Kochel, K. P., Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., Fabes, R. A., Martin, C. L., & Hanish, L. D. (2017). The efficacy of a relationship building intervention in 5th grade. Journal of school psychology, 61, 75-88.

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Paulus, M., & Leitherer, M. (2017). Preschoolers’ social experiences and empathy-based responding relate to their fair resource allocation. Journal of experimental child psychology, 161, 202-210.

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Price, A. (2018). Using outdoor learning to augment social and emotional learning (SEL) skills in young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 1-14.

Samancı, O., & Diş, O. (2014). Sosyal becerileri zayıf olan ilkokul öğrencilerinin tutum ve davranışlarının öğretmen görüşlerine göre değerlendirilmesi. Kastamonu eğitim dergisi, 22(2), 573-590.

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How to Cite

Tezer, M., Kan, Şebnem G., Öznacar, B., Şensoy, Şeniz, & Çaltıkuşu, Çilem. (2019). CONTENT ANALYSIS OF MASTER’S DEGREE AND DOCTORATE THESES WHERE SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING IS APPROACHED. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 7(1), 43–49.


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