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The Relationship Between the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and Student Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students.
J Nurs Educ. 2016 Apr; 55(4):224-6.JN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Critical thinking is the foundation for nurses' decision making. One school of nursing used the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) to document improvement in critical thinking dispositions.

METHOD

A retrospective study of 96 nursing students' records examined the relationships between the CCTDI and learning outcomes. Correlational statistics assessed relationships between CCTDI scores and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) and scores on two Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) examinations. Ordinal regression assessed predictive relationships between CCTDI scores and science course grades and NCLEX-RN success.

RESULTS

First-year CCTDI scores did not predict first-year science grades. Senior-year CCTDI scores did not correlate with cumulative GPA or HESI RN Exit Exam scores, but were weakly correlated with HESI Pharmacology Exam scores. CCTDI scores did not predict NCLEX-RN success.

CONCLUSION

This study did not identify meaningful relationships between critical thinking dispositions, as measured by the CCTDI, and important learning outcomes. The results do not support the efficacy of using the CCTDI in nursing education.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27023893

Citation

Searing, Lisabeth Meade, and Wendy Carter Kooken. "The Relationship Between the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and Student Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students." The Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 55, no. 4, 2016, pp. 224-6.
Searing LM, Kooken WC. The Relationship Between the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and Student Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. J Nurs Educ. 2016;55(4):224-6.
Searing, L. M., & Kooken, W. C. (2016). The Relationship Between the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and Student Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. The Journal of Nursing Education, 55(4), 224-6. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20160316-08
Searing LM, Kooken WC. The Relationship Between the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and Student Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. J Nurs Educ. 2016;55(4):224-6. PubMed PMID: 27023893.
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