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The Mediation of Students’ Religious Orientation in Relation to Family Communication Patterns and Critical Thinking Dispositions
Mahboubeh Fouladchang *1, Fatemeh Ghodoumi Zadeh2
1- Author: Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University , foolad@shirazu.ac.ir
2- M.A. in Educational Psychology, Shiraz University
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Objective: The study aims to investigate the critical thinking disposition expressed in a causal model in which the mediation of religious orientation is studied in relation to family communication patterns and critical thinking. Method: The method used in the research is descriptive. The population includes students studying at Shiraz University in 2012-2013 academic year, among which 352 students (189 male and 163 female) were selected using multistage cluster sampling method. The data collection tools used in the research were Family Communication Patterns Questionnaire, Religious Self-Regulatory Questionnaire, and Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory, the reliability of which was determined using Cronbach's Alpha Coefficient and the validity of which was determined using factor analysis method. The results showed that the tests had acceptable reliability and validity. Findings: Hypothetical model was analyzed using path analysis method, and to do this, the sequential multiple regression of Baron and Kenny was used simultaneously. Results demonstrated that family dialogue orientation predicts the critical thinking disposition positively and conformity orientation predicts this disposition negatively. Both the family communication patterns predict religious orientation. Simulated religious orientation predicts the critical thinking disposition positively, and internalized religious orientation predicts the disposition negatively. The results of mediation survey showed that dialogue orientation mediated by simulated religious orientation tends to improve critical thinking, while family conformity mediated by internalized religious orientation tends to decrease critical thinking. 
Keywords: family communication patterns, religious orientation, critical thinking dispositions
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Received: 2015/04/20 | Accepted: 2015/10/18 | Published: 2017/10/31
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