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Table 5 Relationship between the academic year and domains of the CTDA (n = 278)

From: Psychometric properties of the critical thinking disposition assessment test amongst medical students in China: a cross-sectional study

Variable N(%) Systematicity and analyticity F Inquisitiveness and conversance F Maturity and skepticism F CTDA F
Academic yeara
 1 54 (19.4) 44.89 ± 5.33 3.79* 33.76 ± 4.59 3.98* 28.56 ± 3.85 3.79* 107.20 ± 12.14 4.70*
 2 59 (21.2) 45.32 ± 5.01   33.49 ± 4.84   29.07 ± 3.16   107.88 ± 11.34  
 3 55 (19.8) 43.95 ± 5.44   32.42 ± 4.31   29.16 ± 3.47   105.53 ± 11.23  
 4 55 (19.8) 43.87 ± 6.48   32.95 ± 4.42   28.60 ± 4.52   105.42 ± 13.83  
 5 55 (19.8) 41.55 ± 5.67   30.71 ± 4.30   26.65 ± 4.31   98.91 ± 12.52  
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. aOne-way ANOVA
  3. CTDA the critical thinking disposition assessment