II. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TOURISM, ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS SCIENCES-ICTEBS 2018, Kocaeli, Turkey, 1 - 04 November 2018, vol.1, no.1, pp.74
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between critical thinking tendency and decisionmaking skills levels of nurses and midwives working at different levels in health institutions. The study was conducted with convenience sampling method to 155 executive nurses, nurses and midwives whose working in different clinics and polyclinics which is affiliated to Ministry of Health in Istanbul. The data was obtained with permission of the facilities and the scales of California Critical Thinking Skill Test and Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire was conducted to data collection. The data were analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) for Windows 22.0 program. Descriptive statistical methods were used. T-test, one-way ANOVA, The Tukey Post Hoc, Anova test, Pearson correlation and regression analysis was used. The results of this study shows that the mean rank of the critical thinking tendency and decision-making skills levels was found high. There is a moderate and negative correlation between general decision making and critical thinking tendency (r = -0.521; p = 0.000 <0.05) of the nurses and midwives participating in this study. Regression analysis was used to determine the effect between critical thinking tendency and decision-making skills levels. Critical thinking tendency has a negative effect on the level of decision-making skills (F=57,073; p=0,000<0.05). It has been observed that critical thinking tendency has strong explanatory power over decision making (R2 = 0,267).