Investigation of Critical Thinking Disposition In Nurses Working In Public Hospitals

Yildirim, Belgin; �zkahraman, S�kran; Ersoy, Siddika
May 2012
International Journal of Business, Humanities & Technology;May2012, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p61
Academic Journal
Aim: The aim of this study is to define and evaluate in public hospitals of nurses working The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) related factors. Methodology: The sample size was 1353 nurses who volunteered to participate in the study. The data are collected from January to July in 2011 year. Socio demographic Features Data Form and CCTDI, were used as data collection tools. Results: CCTDI score means of the nurses taken into the scope of the study reveal that the score mean of the "truth-seeking" subscale was 21.43�5.06; the score mean of the "Openmindedness" subscale was 40.70�6.38; the score mean of the "systematicity" subscale was 19.21�3.21; the score mean of the "Self-confidence" subscale was 27.84�5.07; the score mean of the "Inquisitiveness" subscale was 32.85�5.85 Conclusion: In this study the higher the educational level of nurses increased in critical thinking disposition scale score. Development of critical thinking disposition in nursing must be provided educational opportunities of the institutional and outside the institution.


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