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Document analysis, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study in which graduate theses in the field of self-regulation in preschool in Turkey were examined according to the determined criteria. The sample of the research, which was determined by using the criterion sampling method, which is one of the purposeful sampling methods, consists of a total of 76 graduate theses, 59 master's theses and 17 doctoral theses, which were in the field of self-regulation in preschool in Turkey between 2012-2023. The quantitative content analysis method was used in the analysis of the data. The data obtained are presented in graphs and tables. According to the results of the research, there was no graduate thesis about the field of education and training in the field of preschool self-regulation in Turkey until 2012, the most thesis was done in 2022, the most studied type of thesis was master’s thesis, the most quantitative research method and relational survey model were used in theses. It was concluded that the highest number of theses were at Gazi University, the provinces with the highest number of theses were Istanbul and Ankara, the highest number of children were working groups/samples in theses, and 23 different categories were studied in the field of self-regulation. Considering the results of the study, it is recommended to study more doctoral theses in the preschool period and to prepare theses using qualitative research methods.
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