Critical Thinking Disposition among Nurses Working in Puplic Hospitals at Port-Said Governorate

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Aim This study aimed to investigate critical thinking disposition among nurses working in Public Hospitals in Port-Said Governorate. Methods A descriptive research design was conducted in this study. Totally 196 respondents were chosen by systemic random sampling, to take part in the study as the sample. Data was collected from April to September in 2015. Tools of data collection: A personal and job characteristics data sheet and California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory(CCTDI) were used. Results The results revealed that the total critical thinking disposition score mean was 257.05 ± 20.16 and the highest score mean was 48.67 ± 6.28 for inquisitiveness subscale, while the lowest score mean was 21.36 ± 7.19 for the truth-seeking subscale. Also, none of the personal & job characteristics showed statistically significant relations with the total critical thinking disposition. Conclusion More than three quarters of the nurses had an ambivalent disposition toward critical thinking, and most nurses' scores indicated a negative tendency towards truth-seeking. So the findings pointed for upgrading nurses' critical thinking through educational programs and a need for more problem-based learning with advanced teaching strategies in clinical areas.




Mahmoud, A. S., & Mohamed, H. A. (2017). Critical Thinking Disposition among Nurses Working in Puplic Hospitals at Port-Said Governorate. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 4(2), 128–134.

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