The effect of critical thinking education on nursing students' problem-solving skills
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CitationKanbay, Y., & Okanlı, A. (2017). The effect of critical thinking education on nursing students’ problem-solving skills. Contemporary nurse, 53(3), 313-321.
The aim of the study: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of critical thinking education on nursing students’ problem-solving skills. Materials and method: This study was conducted with 93 nursing students, 49 in the control group and 44 in the education group. The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and the Problem-solving Inventory were administered to them before and after 12 weeks of critical thinking education. Results: The education group’s mean critical thinking score was 253.61 on the pretest and 268.72 on the posttest. This increase was statistically significant (p < .001). The posttest mean score of the control group fell to 258.18 on the posttest after a pretest mean score of 260.79, and this difference was statistically significant (p < .001). According to the posttest results, the problem-solving skills of education group increased significantly (p < .001), while the control group’s score fell significantly (p < .001). Conclusion: This study determined that critical thinking education improves problem-solving skills