The Relationship between Critical Thinking Disposition and Basic Nursing Science

비판적 사고 성향과 기초간호과학 간의 관계

  • Kim, Jung-Ae (Dept. Nursing, Changwon Moonsung University)
  • 김정애 (창원문성대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.03.11
  • Accepted : 2016.03.30
  • Published : 2016.05.31


Objectives : The purpose of this study to investigate the Critical Thinking disposition in Nursing College students and related to ability of basic nursing science. Methods : Data were collected from 36 students who were students belong to one of province University. The instrument used in this study was California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory(CCTDI) by Facione & Facione. The instrument was composed of 7 sub-items, truth-seeking, analyticity, systematicity, open-mindness, critical thinking, self-confidence, inquisitiveness, and maturity. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlations with SPSS 12.0. Results : The result of this study were as follow; The average of total score in critical thinking disposition was 44.8, which means middle level(below 40: low, above 50: high level). Maturity was the highest while open-mindness was the lowest with an average score 5.01. There was significant difference between critical thinking and basic nursing science grade while there was no difference between age, gender, and religion. There was strongly relation between critical thinking disposition and basic nursing science(F=2.84, p=.01). Conclusion : According to the results of this study, nursing curriculum should be considered critical thinking disposition.


  1. McGregor K, Arbisi-Kelm T, Eden N. The encoding of word forms into memory may be challenging for college students with developmental language impairment. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 12:1-15. 2016.
  2. Nelson KV, Smith AP. Occupational stress, coping and mental health in Jamaican police officers. Occup Med (Lond). Apr 30. 2016.
  3. Kiani F, Balouchi A, Shahsavani A. Glob J Health Sci. 2;8(9):55883. Investigation of Nursing Students' Verbal Communication Quality during Patients' Education in Zahedan Hospitals: Southeast of Iran. 2016.
  4. Renschler L, Rhodes D, Cox C. Effect of interprofessional clinical education programme length on students' attitudes towards teamwork. J Interprof Care. 30(3):338-46. 2016.
  5. E.Y, Cho, J.A, Kim, J.Y, Kim, H.J, Kim, E.S, La, H.S, Lee .Relationship between strss, self-efficacy and resilience among nursing students. . JCCT. Vol 2(1) pp 35-43. 2016
  6. I.S, Lee, A study about outfit satisfaction, self-esteem, depression and job stress for nursing students. Journal of the Korean Data Analysis Society. Vol. 13(5), pp. 2487-2500. 2011.
  7. H.S, Park, Y.J, Bae, S.Y, Jeong. A Study on Self-esteem, Self-efficacy, Coping Methods, and the Academic and Job-seeking Stress of Nursing Students. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing science. Vol. 11(4). pp. 621-631. 2002.
  8. Mwale OG, Kalawa R. Factors affecting acquisition of psychomotor clinical skills by student nurses and midwives in CHAM Nursing Colleges in Malawi: A qualitative exploratory study. BMC Nurs. 4(15)30. 2016.
  9. Choi YJ. Undergraduate Students' Experiences of an Integrated Psychiatric Nursing Curriculum in Korea. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 4:1-6. 2016.
  10. Eslami Akbar R, Elahi N, Mohammadi E, Fallahi Khoshknab M. What Strategies Do the Nurses Apply to Cope With Job Stress?: A Qualitative Study. Glob J Health Sci. 2015.
  11. Korean Emotional Laborers' Job Stressors and Relievers: Focus on Work Conditions and Emotional Labor Properties. Lee G. Saf Health Work. 6(4):338-44. 2015.
  12. Koinis A, Giannou V, Drantaki V, Angelaina S, Stratou E, Saridi M. The Impact of Healthcare Workers Job Environment on Their Mental-emotional Health. Coping Strategies: The Case of a Local General Hospital. Health Psychol Res. 2015.
  13. Akgumus G, Shah D, Higgs L, Valverde K. Professional Issues of International Genetic Counseling Students Educated in the United States. J Genet Couns. 2016
  14. Fan Y, Zheng Q, Liu S, Li Q. Construction of a new model of job engagement, psychological empowerment and perceived work environment among Chinese registered nurses at four large university hospitals: implications for nurse managers seeking to enhance nursing retention and quality of care. J Nurs Manag. 2016.