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The relationship among critical thinking disposition, nursing process competency and evidence-based practice competency in nurses working in hospitals
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2016;27:451-61
Published online March 31, 2016;
© 2016 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Kyoung Yun Kim1 · Eunjoo Lee2

1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University
2College of Nursing, Reserch Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University
Correspondence to: Eunjoo Lee
Professor, College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 700-422, Korea.
Received January 17, 2016; Revised February 23, 2016; Accepted February 25, 2016.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to identify relationship among critical thinking, nursing process competency and evidence based practice competency of nurses working in middle sized hospitals. A descriptive correlational study design was used. The data were collected from 262 nurses working in the three hospitals located in G and P city using self-administered questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistic, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA with scheffe, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and hierarchical multiple linear regression using SPSS Statistics 21.0 program. Nurses’ evidence-based practice competency had positive correlation with critical thinking disposition (r=.42, p <.001) and nursing process competency (r=.58, p <.001). Full model accounted for 65.1% of evidence-based practice competency by nursing process competency (β=.57, p <.001), critical thinking disposition (β=.34, p <.001), critical thinking educational experience (β=.11, p=.004), Master’s degree (β=.09, p=.032). Conclusion: o increase evidence-based practice competency of nurses, it is required to develop critical thinking disposition and nursing process competency of nurses.
Keywords : Critical thinking disposition, evidence-based practice competency, nursing process competency.