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Thorpe, Karran; Loo, Robert – Nurse Education Today, 2003
The short form of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal was completed by 233 nursing and 131 management students, yielding four clusters of critical thinking types. Discriminant analysis using cluster membership and subtest scores showed 96% were correctly classified. (Contains 40 references) (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Classification, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
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Thorpe, Karran; Loo, Robert – Journal of Nursing Education, 2003
Values Scale results were compared for 152 nursing and 111 management undergraduates. Personal development and altruism were most important for nursing students, who had significantly lower means than the management sample on a t-test for lifestyle, advancement, autonomy, authority, creativity, economic, and risk values. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Higher Education, Individual Development, Nursing Students
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Loo, Robert; Thorpe, Karran – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2000
Study uses sample of management and nursing undergraduates (N=202) to provide psychometric evaluation of the Life Roles Inventory-Values Scale (LRI-VS). Results from internal-consistency reliability analyses, factor analyses, and gender analyses provided qualified support for the scale. The usefulness of the LRI-VS as a tool for self-discovery,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Attitude Measures, Career Counseling, College Students
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Kalischuk, Ruth Grant; Thorpe, Karran – Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2002
The concept of creativity was explored in focus groups with 12 nursing students and 2 faculty. Their perceptions centered on the theme of striving for balance, which enabled them to be most creative. Strategies for fostering creativity were related to this theme and three subthemes: enhancing self-esteem, working within structure, and making time…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Higher Education, Nursing
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Loo, S. Robert; Thorpe, Karran – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Used samples of 142 management and 123 nursing undergraduates to evaluate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the newly developed Form S (short form) of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (G. Watson and E. Glaser, 1964, 1994). Results provide only limited support for Form S, and further refinement is suggested. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administration, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Nursing