International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Investigation of Critical Thinking Disposition in a University Hospital of Nurses Working in Turkey

Objectives. The aim of this study is to define and evaluate in a university hospital of nurses working in The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) related factors. Material and methods. The present study was carried out in Isparta in Turkey between March and September 2011. The sample size was 323 nurses who volunteered to participate in the study. Socio demographic features data form and CCTDI, were used as data collection tools. Results. Once total score means are examined, it is seen that the score mean obtained by the nurses was 200.21±24.11. It was determined that there was statistically significant difference between the in-service training take nurses and the in-service training not take nurses in the truth-seeking subscale score means and openmindedness subscale score means and inquisitiveness subscale score means (p<0.05). Conclusions. It is determined to have had scores at low levels (239 points and below). It is concluded that to improve the nurses’ critical thinking disposition and skills course was helpful.

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