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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2011;20(4):404-413.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2011.20.4.404    Published online December 31, 2011.
Critical Thinking Disposition and Self-esteem of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses.
Moonhee Gang
College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Korea. mhgang@cnu.ac.kr
The purpose of this study was to identify the critical thinking disposition and self-esteem of psychiatric nurses and to identify factors that influence critical thinking disposition. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used in this study. The participants for this study were 158 psychiatric nurses from D city & C province. The instruments were the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) and Self-Esteem Scale (SES). The collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 11.5 program. RESULTS: The mean scores for critical thinking disposition and self-esteem were 186.4+/-13.96 and 30.5+/-3.95 respectively. A significant positive correlation between critical thinking disposition and self-esteem was found (r=.33, p<.001). In regression analysis, types of certification, education, work place and self-esteem explained 57% of the variance in critical thinking disposition for these nurses. CONCLUSION: Participants who had higher levels of critical thinking disposition tend to exhibit a positive self-concept. It is necessary to provide interventions program to improve the critical thinking disposition and self-concept of psychiatric nurses.
Key Words: Nurse; Critical thinking disposition; Self concept


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