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Article: Epistemic beliefs and critical thinking of Chinese students

TitleEpistemic beliefs and critical thinking of Chinese students
Authors
KeywordsChinese student
Critical thinking
Epistemic belief
Epistemology
Individual difference
Issue Date2011
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lindif
Citation
Learning And Individual Differences, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 67-77 How to Cite?
AbstractTwo studies were carried out to examine the relationship between epistemic beliefs and critical thinking. In the first study, 138 Chinese undergraduates completed the adapted Epistemic Beliefs Inventory (EBI) and the Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment Using Everyday Situations. Their cognitive ability and thinking dispositions were also measured. Results showed that other than cognitive ability, the belief that knowledge is certain was most related to thinking performance. In the second study, 111 undergraduates read a passage on a controversial issue and were asked to indicate their position, explain the reasoning behind, and rate their confidence in judgment. They were then presented relevant counterarguments and asked to respond to them. Participants were also administered the adapted EBI. There was clear evidence that those believing knowledge to be certain exhibited poorer two-sided thinking and a stronger tendency to devaluate or ignore counterarguments. Implications for the enhancement of critical thinking are discussed. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138105
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.631
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.057
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dc.contributor.authorChan, NMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, ITen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKu, KYLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:40:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:40:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLearning And Individual Differences, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 67-77en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1041-6080en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138105-
dc.description.abstractTwo studies were carried out to examine the relationship between epistemic beliefs and critical thinking. In the first study, 138 Chinese undergraduates completed the adapted Epistemic Beliefs Inventory (EBI) and the Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment Using Everyday Situations. Their cognitive ability and thinking dispositions were also measured. Results showed that other than cognitive ability, the belief that knowledge is certain was most related to thinking performance. In the second study, 111 undergraduates read a passage on a controversial issue and were asked to indicate their position, explain the reasoning behind, and rate their confidence in judgment. They were then presented relevant counterarguments and asked to respond to them. Participants were also administered the adapted EBI. There was clear evidence that those believing knowledge to be certain exhibited poorer two-sided thinking and a stronger tendency to devaluate or ignore counterarguments. Implications for the enhancement of critical thinking are discussed. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lindifen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLearning and Individual Differencesen_HK
dc.subjectChinese studenten_HK
dc.subjectCritical thinkingen_HK
dc.subjectEpistemic beliefen_HK
dc.subjectEpistemologyen_HK
dc.subjectIndividual differenceen_HK
dc.titleEpistemic beliefs and critical thinking of Chinese studentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, IT:itfho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, IT=rp00556en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.lindif.2010.11.001en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros191083en_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage67en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKu, KYL=26040841900en_HK
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