• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Critical Thinking Disposition, Self-Efficacy, and Stress of Korean Nursing Students


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among critical thinking disposition, self-efficacy, and stress of Korean nursing students. Participants of this study were 208 nursing students of 3 nursing colleges in South Korea. The level of critical thinking disposition, self-efficacy and stress were measured by Korean version of Critical Thinking Disposition Scale, General Self-Efficacy Scale and Brief Encounter Psychosocial Instrument (BEPSI). The mean scores of critical thinking disposition, self-efficacy and stress were 117.08, 57.12, 2.46, respectively. Critical thinking disposition showed significant relationships with self-efficacy (r=.344, p<.001) and stress (r=-.207, p=.003). And Self-efficacy had significant correlation with stress level (r=-.450, p<.001). According to the results of this study, self-efficacy had positive relationship with critical thinking disposition, and stress had negative relationships with critical thinking disposition and self-efficacy. Thus educators and faculties of nursing colleges should manage stress and self-efficacy to improve the abilities of critical thinking of nursing students.
Keywords: Critical Thinking, Self-Efficacy, Stress


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