ERIC Number: ED170755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Correlations between Critical Thinking Achievement and Scholastic Aptitude in High School Seniors.
Solomon, Susan J.; Wurster, Stanley R.
A sample of 31 male and 31 female seniors participated in a study designed to correlate critical thinking achievement and scholastic aptitude. The subjects completed the "Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal" (WGCTA), and these scores were correlated with the subjects' scores for the "Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test" (PSAT), subject sex, and high school subgroup. The findings indicated strong positive relationships between critical thinking ability and the other variables. The results suggest that the inclusion of critical thinking in the high school curriculum is justified in light of its importance relative to scholastic aptitude and that sex has little bearing on the strength of the relationship between critical thinking ability and scholastic aptitude, making critical thinking instruction equally important for males and females. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal
Note: Study prepared at Arizona State University