NEEDS ANALYSIS IN SOLVING STEM PROBLEMS AMONG JORDANIAN STUDENTS
This quantitative study aims to determine the capabilities of primary school students in problem-solving skills. Problem-solving inventory (PSI) was used as a reliable source for collecting data on students' perceptions of their abilities in problem-solving. The focus of the study is on the seventh-grade female students in a private school in Jordan. Their responses on PSI were collected and analyzed through statistical methods to determine the mean and standard deviations of factors within the inventory. The results showed that students have overall moderate perceptions about their ability to solve real problems. Their perception of the three factors in the inventory such as problem solving confidence (PSC), approach avoidance style (AAS), and personal control (PC) is moderate. The results emphasized the necessity of conducting an intervention at various levels to improve the level of primary students' perception of their capabilities in solving problems due to the correlation with their performance and achievement in issues related to solving problems.