ERIC Number: EJ1155550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Validation of Sherouk's Critical Thinking Test (SH-CTT)
Kadhm, Sherouk J.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v8 n3 Article 2 p14-24 2017
This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties (reliability and validity) of the Arabic version of Sherouk's Critical Thinking Test. This test has four parts, each of which provides a story that is divided into an introduction and a scene; each story is then followed by a list of sensitive questions featuring two response options (Agree/Disagree). A sample of 158 university students participated in this study. The results showed that the reliability of the entire scale was 0.885, and the reliability of each of its four parts was 0.885, 0.829, 0.772, and 0.721, respectively. Confirmatory factor analysis of the collected data revealed a good fit with the latent constructs (CMIN/DF: 1.446; CMIN/DF: 1.357; CMIN/DF: 1.417; and CMIN/DF: 1.151) for parts one to four, respectively. The test's adaptability was considered when designing this instrument, and examinees were invited to review it. This paper recommended using this instrument in the fields of performance, leadership, selection, training, and improvement, and it was also created as a tool to measure individuals' critical thinking skills and abilities in organizations, companies, and academic environments. The English and German versions of this test were also examined; these versions are now currently available for use.
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Psychometrics, Test Validity, Test Reliability, College Students, Factor Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Test Construction, Test Format
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