The effect of critical thinking disposition on entrepreneurship levels: A study on future teachers

Kirbaslar M., Ozsoy-Gunes Z.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.199-207 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.647
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-207
  • Keywords: Critical Thinking Abilities, Entrepreneurship, Future Teachers
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to study the relations between Critical Thinking Dispositions and entrepreneurship levels of future teachers and to evaluate them in terms of some demographic variables. Relational scanning model weree used in this study. The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) developed by Facione, Facione & Giancarlo (1998) and adapted to Turkish by Kpkdemir (2003), Entrepreneurship Scale (ES) developed by Yilmaz & Sunbul (2009) were used as the data collection tool. The sample of this study is formed by 548 pre-services from Science, elementary school, mathematics, social studies Education, Department of Faculty of Education. In order to analyze the data, ANOVA, independent group t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient analysis, regression analysis were used. Between scales has been found a positive correlation. It has been seen that critical thinking dispositions have a significant effect on entrepreneurship levels. There are statistically significant differences on gender, high school and department variables in terms of CCTDI. Also, statistically significant differences were determined on grades in terms of ES. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.