Critical Thinking

The survey is based on Lerner’s 5 Cs.  It measures the extent to which youth use critical thinking skills in their decision-making. 


Administration Method
Number of Questions
Creator(s) of Tool
Mincemoyer, C., Perkins, D. F., & Munyua, C. (2001).Youth Life Skills Evaluation project at Penn State. Instrument also cited by the CYFAR Life Skills Project at Texas A&M University.
Scoring / Benchmarking
Score each question as follows:

Never = 1
Rarely = 2
Sometimes = 3
Often = 4
Always = 5

Add together the scores for each question for all overall score. The highest possible score is 100. Higher scores indicate higher levels of critical thinking in decision-making processes.
Background / Quality
Internal consistency = .72
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