Weber Educational Research & Instructional Studies

May 2019, Vol. 13 (1), ISSN:2449-1608

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Research Article

Critical Thinking and Attitudes towards Learning between Students from National and Private Universities in the Perù

Lilia Lucy Campos Cornejo1, Miguel Angel Jaimes Campos2 , Cyntia Prisilla Revolledo Campos3 & Edith Haydee Beraun Quiñones4

1Decana de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Hermilio Valdizán Huánuco- Perú.
2Universidad Privada del Norte-Lima. Perú.
3Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Perú.
4Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán. Perú.



Accepted 5th May, 2019; Available Online 7th May, 2019.


The objective of the study was to determine the differences in critical thinking, attitudes towards learning among students from National and Private Universities of Huánuco and Lima, it is descriptive comparative, the sample consisted of 323 students from public universities and 161 of private universities, to which the questionnaire of CEVAPU for the evaluation of Attitudes towards Learning was applied, with reliability of 0.70, designed by Gargallo, Pérez, Fernández and Jimenez (2007); and the Critical Thinking Questionnaire of Santiuste et al. (2001), with reliability of 0.90. The following results were: It has been shown that there are significant differences in critical thinking among students from National and Private Universities, with the size of the intermediate effect through the Cohen D of (0.54). In Attitudes towards learning, students from public universities present an average of 38.28 slightly higher than students from private universities of 35.24, there being significant differences with small effect size.

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