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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2015, Vol. 6(1) 31-35

The Adaptation and Validation of the Turkish Version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS)

Ahmet AKIN, Mehmet Ali HAMEDOGLU, Serhat ARSLAN, Ümran AKIN, Eyüp ÇELİK, Çınar KAYA & Nihan ARSLAN

pp. 31 - 35   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2015.003

Published online: March 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 267  |  Number of Download: 559


Abstract

The aim of this research is to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS; Sosu, 2013). Participants were 212 university students. The results of confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the 11 items loaded on two factors (critical openness and reflective scepticism) and the two-dimensional model was well fit (x²=53.24, df= 40, RMSEA=.040, NFI=.90, NNFI=.96, GFI=.96, AGFI=.93, CFI=.97, IFI=.97, and SRMR=.046). The internal consistency coefficients were .68 for critical openness subscale, .75 for reflective scepticism subscale, and .78 for the overall scale. The corrected item-total correlations of CTDS ranged from .25 to .57. Overall findings demonstrated that this scale is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring individuals’ disposition to critical thinking. 

Keywords: Critical thinking, validity, reliability, confirmatory factor analysis


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
AKIN, A., HAMEDOGLU, M.A., ARSLAN, S., AKIN, U., CELIK, E., KAYA, C. & ARSLAN, N. (2015). The Adaptation and Validation of the Turkish Version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS). International Journal of Educational Researchers , 6(1), 31-35.

Harvard
AKIN, A., HAMEDOGLU, M., ARSLAN, S., AKIN, U., CELIK, E., KAYA, C. and ARSLAN, N. (2015). The Adaptation and Validation of the Turkish Version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS). International Journal of Educational Researchers , 6(1), pp. 31-35.

Chicago 16th edition
AKIN, Ahmet, Mehmet Ali HAMEDOGLU, Serhat ARSLAN, Umran AKIN, Eyup CELIK, Cinar KAYA and Nihan ARSLAN (2015). "The Adaptation and Validation of the Turkish Version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS)". International Journal of Educational Researchers 6 (1):31-35.

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