Differences in Critical Thinking : Relating Sex, Grade to Critical Thinking and Academic Achievement

성별 및 학년 수준에 따른 비판적 사고력의 발달과 학업성취와의 관계

  • Received : 2005.05.16
  • Accepted : 2005.06.08
  • Published : 2005.08.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between critical thinking and academic achievement. Subjects were 396 junior and 371 senior high school students in Busan. The instruments used in this study were Cornell Critical Thinking Test and Academic Achievement Test. The results were as follows : First, there was a sinificant grade level difference in critical thinking. Second, there was a signficant sex difference in critical thinking and there was a significant interaction effect by grade level and sex. Third, critical thinking was significantly related to the students' academic achievement. The implications were discussed and recommendations for future research were made.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부경대학교

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