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Table 7 Comparison of mean scores of Critical Thinking Dispositions between medical and nursing students (mean ± SD)

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

Factor (number of items) Discipline
Medical students Nursing students
Open-mindedness 4.07 (0.58)a 3.82 (0.67)
Systematicity/analyticity 4.05 (0.55)a 3.82 (0.58)
Truth-seeking 3.84 (0.66) 3.73 (0.57)
  1. Note:ap < 0.01 (2-tailed), independent sample t-test (medical vs. nursing students)