Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILSHS > ILSHS Volume 25 > Studying the Relationship between Critical...
< Back to Volume

Studying the Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and Students’ Educational Achievement (Eghlid Universities as Case Study)

Full Text PDF


In today’s complex world, several changes are occurring. Also there is an intensive competition among societies in achieving advanced technologies. In this regard, societies and individuals are forced to attempt in achieving it. Education is an important issue in this area, as students cannot be passive in 21th century. This is why that final and quantitative goal of education should be changed and critical thinking should be considered as one of the inevitable goals of education. Education of critical thinking may results in new technologies that its goal is making people health not making them destructive. the present study is a descriptive-correlation research. In such studies, the author attempts to examine type and degree of the relationship between variables. Generally, there are several factors influencing students’ educational achievement. The authors of this study have attempted to examine the relationship between teachers’ critical thinking and students’ educational achievement. This study has been done in the universities of Eghlid city. A sample of 130 students has been selected from this population randomly. The respondents were asked to answer the questionnaire. In order to collect the research data, critical thinking questionnaire has been used. Correlation coefficient method has been used for analyzing the research data and testing the research hypotheses in the SPSS. The results of this study revealed that there is a significant relationship between teachers’ critical thinking and students’ educational achievement (p ≤ 0/05). Another part of the results indicated that there is not any significant difference between male and female students in terms of critical thinking.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 25)
F. Taghva et al., "Studying the Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and Students’ Educational Achievement (Eghlid Universities as Case Study)", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 25, pp. 18-25, 2014
Online since:
March 2014

Akhlaghi, Farshad, (1999), examining and comparing students' educational interests and their academic achievement, M.A. thesis, Faculty of educational sciences, University of Tarbiat Moallem.

Bakhtiar Nasrabadi, Hasan Ali, Mosavi, Setare, Farsian, Kave, Zabilallah, Journal of Iranian training in medical sciences 12(4) (2011) 296-285.

Sane Afsane, Journal of teacher growth 433 (2010) 24-42.

Shariatmadari Ali (1995). Principles of Education, University of Tehran Publications.

Shaabani Varaki Bakhtiar (2003). The effects of three training approaches, primary schools students conference and its role in the society, Isfahan, Iran.

Habibipour Majid, Journal of educational technology 2 (2006).

G. Hasemi Pirbaloti Mohamad, Examining the relationship between academic achievement and progress motivation among secondary schools students in the city of Shahrekord, 2(4) (2001) 31.

Keramatinejhad Reza (2002). The relationship between source of control and academic achievement of students in the city of Ghom, M.A. thesis Rodehen branch, Islamic Azad University.

Kadyor Prvin (2004). Educational psychology, Samt publications, 8th publications.

Mires Ch. (1995). Critical thinking skills, translated Abili, first edition, Samt Publications.

Hashemian Nejhad Faride (2001). Developing a conceptual model of critical thinking in the primary period with focus on the social studies course, Ph.D. thesis, Sciences and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University.

Fathi Azar E. [Raveshhavafonoonetadris]. Tabriz: Tabriz University; 2003. [Persian].

Ennis R. H., Teaching Philosophy 14(1) (1991) 5-24.

Paul RW. Critical thinking: How to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. 1-st ed. Santa Rosa: CA, Foundation for Critical Thinking. (1993).

Petress K., Education 124(3) (2004) 461-466.

King P. M., Review of Higher Education 13(2) (1990) 167-86.

Warnick B, Inch E. Critical Thinking and Communication. 2-nd ed. Macmillan: New York. (1994).

Morteza Amani, Mahmood Goodarzi, Hamze Ahamadian, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 1 (2014) 7-13.

Hussein Meihami, Bahram Meihami, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 5 (2014) 35-43.

Masoud Mahmoodzadeh, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 6 (2014) 1-8. ( Received 15 March 2014; accepted 21 March 2014 ).

Show More Hide
Cited By:

[1] H. Fitriani, M. Asy’ari, S. Zubaidah, S. Mahanal, "Critical Thinking Disposition of Prospective Science Teachers at IKIP Mataram, Indonesia", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 1108, p. 012091, 2018


[2] E. Meral, Y. Taş, "Modelling the relationships among social studies learning environment, self-efficacy, and critical thinking disposition", Pegem Eğitim ve Öğretim Dergisi, Vol. 7, p. 349, 2017


[3] N. Hidayati, S. Zubaidah, E. Suarsini, H. Praherdhiono, "The Relationship between Critical Thinking and Knowledge Acquisition: The Role of Digital Mind Maps-PBL Strategies", International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 10, p. 140, 2020