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Table 1

Critical Thinking, Communication Skill, and Problem- Solving Ability of Dental Hygiene Students

   VariableValue
Critical thinking
 Systematicity3.19±0.51
 Intellectual fairness3.60±0.46
 Sound skepticism3.35±0.59
 Objectivity3.28±0.53
 Intellectual passion/curiosity3.32±0.51
 Watchfulness3.31±0.64
 Confidence3.48±0.51
 Total3.46±0.34
Communication skill
 Self-exposure3.51±0.84
 Putting on the other’s shoe3.93±0.74
 Relieve social tensions3.16±0.89
 Assertiveness3.55±0.82
 Concentration4.18±0.76
 Interaction management3.43±0.85
 Expressiveness3.36±0.88
 Supportability3.54±0.84
 Immediateity3.61±0.75
 Efficiency3.35±0.73
 Social adequacy4.21±0.76
 Logic3.11±0.82
 Goal perception3.81±0.77
 Reaction4.34±0.71
 Noise control3.82±0.80
 Total3.65±0.45
Problem-solving ability
 Clarification of the problem3.74±0.54
 Seeking solutions3.53±0.56
 Decision making3.44±0.58
 Performing the solution3.42±0.53
 Evaluation and reflection3.37±0.60
 Total3.50±0.47

Values are presented as mean±standard deviation.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2019;19:31-8 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2019.19.1.31
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