David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 25 (3):22-30 (2010)
Critical thinking measures have often been empirically associated with other cognitive dimensions (e.g., achievement test scores, IQ scores, exam scores) but seldom with sociopolitical perspectives. Consequently, the current study examined the relationship of critical thinking to sociopolitical values reflective of political ideology, namely respect for civil liberties, emphasis on national security, militarism, and support for the Iraq War. In a sample of 232 undergraduates attending a Southeastern university, critical thinking correlated significantly with respect for civil liberties (.19), emphasis on national security (-.29), militarism (-.25), and support for the Iraq War (-.28). A logistic regression analysis showed that the sociopolitical measures significantly predicted placement in high and low critical thinking groups, with support for the Iraq War being the primary predictor. A multivariate analysis (MANOVA) revealed that the sociopolitical means for the high and low critical thinking groups all differed significantly. The results suggest that critical thinking scores are generally predictive of liberal versus conservative political ideology
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Gillespie (2011). Assessing Critical Thinking About Values. Inquiry 26 (1):19-28.
Robert L. Williams, Renee Oliver & Jessica L. Allin (2003). Knowledge and Critical Thinking as Course Predictors and Outcomes. Inquiry 22 (4):57-63.
Lori Richter (2011). Questions About Critical Thinking. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):37-43.
Robert L. Williams, Sherry K. Bain & Susan L. Stockdale (2003). Role of Critical Thinking in Judging Accuracy and Sources of Claims Regarding Human Development. Inquiry 22 (4):65-72.
Robert L. Williams & Stephen L. Worth (2001). The Relationship of Critical Thinking to Success in College. Inquiry 21 (1):5-16.
Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (2010). Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):464-479.
Gerald Nosich (2010). From Argument and Philosophy to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum. Inquiry 25 (3):4-13.
Jean Toner & Michele Rountree (2003). Transformative and Educative Power of Critical Thinking. Inquiry 23 (1-2):81-85.
Claire Phillips & Susan Green (2011). Faculty as Critical Thinkers. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):44-50.
Hye-Kyung Kim (2006). Learning, Critical Thinking, and Confucius. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 4:79-84.
Kal Alston (2001). Re/Thinking Critical Thinking: The Seductions of Everyday Life. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (1):27-40.
Carlos Saiz & Ana M. Nieto (2010). Critical Thinking: A Question of Aptitude and Attitude? Inquiry 25 (2):19-26.
Robert Ennis (1991). Critical Thinking. Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):4-18.
Steinar Bøyum (2007). The Legitimacy of Critical Thinking: Political Liberalism and Compulsory Schooling. Thinking 18 (1).
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads3 ( #294,548 of 1,101,746 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #292,275 of 1,101,746 )
How can I increase my downloads?