There is a linear relationship between the level of development in economic, social and cultural aspects, with the quality of education systems and the quality of human capital of countries. In this respect, the education systems are seen as the most powerful factor in ensuring the development and wealth of the countries. In this study, the relationship between problem solving skills and learning strategies in seven countries (USA, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Turkey and Chile) was examined. Besides this, socio-economic situation, age, educational situation and ICT usage were also analysed in the study. This quantitative research was designed as a descriptive model. The sampling of the study consists from the household of seven countries participated to the PIAAC 2015 (between 16 – 65 years old). PIAAC problem-solving achievement test and background questionnaire were used in the study. Multiple regression analysis was used for analysing the data. The result of the research was shown that there were significant relationships between educational status, socio-economic status, age, and using ICT and learning strategies. Moreover, there was a significant relationship between problem-solving skills and learning strategies in all of these seven countries. It was supposed that the research could give clues related to the monitoring of the outputs of the educational systems of the countries to the policymakers in education, executive decision makers and researchers.
PIAAC; skills of adults; problem-solving; learning strategy; educational administration; technology-rich environment.