Table 4

Kendall’s tau coefficients with corresponding P-values between mean diagnoses accuracy and the knowledge inventory, the CCTDI and the HSRT scales
Variable Kendall’s tau P-value*
Knowledge inventory 0.04 0.401
CCTDI
Truth-seeking 0.01 0.756
Open-Mindedness 0.08 0.076
Analyticity 0.07 0.135
Systematicity 0.13 0.003*
Self-Confidence 0.07 0.121
Inquisitiveness −0.01 0.899
Maturity 0.11 0.016*
HSRT
Analysis 0.19 < 0.0001*
Inference 0.16 < 0.0001*
Evaluation 0.08 0.099
Induction 0.15 0.002*
Deduction 0.24 <0.0001*

*P < .05.

Note: CCTDI = California Critical Thinking Disposition.

Inventory; HSRT = Health Science Reasoning Test.

Paans et al.

Paans et al. BMC Nursing 2012 11:11   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-11-11

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