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Table 4 Kendall’s tau coefficients with corresponding P-values between mean diagnoses accuracy and the knowledge inventory, the CCTDI and the HSRT scales

From: Do knowledge, knowledge sources and reasoning skills affect the accuracy of nursing diagnoses? a randomised study

Variable Kendall’s tau P-value*
Knowledge inventory 0.04 0.401
CCTDI   
Truth-seeking 0.01 0.756
Open-Mindedness 0.08 0.076
Analyticity 0.07 0.135
Systematicity 0.13 0.003*
Self-Confidence 0.07 0.121
Inquisitiveness −0.01 0.899
Maturity 0.11 0.016*
HSRT   
Analysis 0.19 < 0.0001*
Inference 0.16 < 0.0001*
Evaluation 0.08 0.099
Induction 0.15 0.002*
Deduction 0.24 <0.0001*
  1. *P < .05.
  2. Note: CCTDI = California Critical Thinking Disposition.
  3. Inventory; HSRT = Health Science Reasoning Test.