Examining the construct validity of the adapted California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI) among university students in Malaysia

Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman, Wan Rafaei Abdul Rahman, Mariam Adawiah Dzulkifli

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Abstract

This research aims at evaluating the psychometric properties of the adapted California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI) particularly the construct validity. CCTDI consists of 75 Likert-type items measuring seven dispositions, namely truth-seeking, open-mindedness, analyticity, systematicity, inquisitiveness, self-confidence and maturity. The participants of this study involved 425 undergraduate and graduate students. Results showed that the CCTDI has satisfactory construct validity with seven subscales extracted and confirmed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. These evidences of construct validity were further supported with the results of high Cronbach alpha indicating that it is a valid and reliable instrument to measure critical thinking dispositions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages282-288
Number of pages7
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

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OtherInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/10/1020/10/10

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Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Construct validity
  • Critical thinking dispositions
  • Reliability
  • University students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Examining the construct validity of the adapted California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI) among university students in Malaysia. / Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad; Rahman, Wan Rafaei Abdul; Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. p. 282-288.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wan Sulaiman, WS, Rahman, WRA & Dzulkifli, MA 2010, Examining the construct validity of the adapted California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI) among university students in Malaysia. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 7, pp. 282-288, International Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010, Bangi, Malaysia, 19/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.039
Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad ; Rahman, Wan Rafaei Abdul ; Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah. / Examining the construct validity of the adapted California Critical Thinking Dispositions (CCTDI) among university students in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. pp. 282-288
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