The Effect of a Life Skills Curriculum on the Problem-Solving Abilities of Tribal College Students

Enhanced Life Skills of tribal college students were examined to determine the effect on problem solving abilities. First time freshmen students in both a Life Skills or non-Life Skills group were administered the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised as a pre and posttest survey to measure changes in these abilities. This study confirmed the significance of Life Skills on the problem-solving abilities of tribal college students. Life Skills can provide students with a positive attitude of self-esteem and increase problem-solving abilities, thus providing them with the adaptive behavior to make rational decisions associated with functional problem solving.