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Table 4 Factor Loadings of Each Item of CTDI-CM (Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory for Chinese medical students)

From: Development and validation of the critical thinking disposition inventory for Chinese medical college students (CTDI-M)

Measurement indicators (Factors) Items Rotated sums of squared loadings Rotated component matrix(α)
% of variance Cumulative % Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Open-mindedness 8. Make decisions wisely and prudently (明智和谨慎地做决定) 41.37% 41.37% 0.74 0.50 −0.55
5. Accept different views (接纳不同观点)    0.72 0.36 −0.43
2. Have a fair and objective attitude (公正客观对待事物)    0.71 0.45 − 0.48
19. Winnow truth from falsehood (去伪存真)    0.71 0.51 −0.64
11. Actively comprehensively analyse problems (能动、全面分析事物的各方面)    0.71 0.59 −0.56
14. Are active thinkers (主动思考)    0.65 0.47 −0.54
17. Do not have blind faith in authority (不迷信权威)    0.55 0.41 −0.46
Truth seeking 9. Avoid the negative effects of mental set (不陷于惯性思维定式) 4.63% 46.00% 0.45 0.78 −0.46
12. Break habitual thinking patterns (打破思维习惯)    0.49 0.76 −0.51
15. Do not allow unrealistic suggestions to alter thinking (不受偶然的暗示而犹豫动摇)    0.50 0.69 −0.51
3. Avoid allowing existing cognition to hinder judgments (不使原有认识阻碍判断)    0.42 0.63 −0.41
6. Seek solutions from many aspects (寻求多样性答案)    0.48 0.59 −0.55
Systematicity/analyticity 7. Find the truth (寻找真相) 3.59% 49.59% 0.52 0.47 −0.79
4. Seek evidence (寻求证据)    0.52 0.38 −0.71
16. Distinguish truth from falsehood (在表面理由背后挖掘真相)    0.54 0.55 −0.67
13. Are capable of logical thinking (逻辑思维)    0.51 0.52 −0.67
18. View the problem in many ways (多方面审视问题)    0.51 0.50 −0.66
10. Engage in in-depth thinking (能够抓住事情深层次问题)    0.48 0.59 −0.65
  1. Note. principal axis factor analysis, direct oblimin rotation method