BehaviourEducationFamily ServicesSupport ServicesToolsYouthCritical Thinking

Author(s): Mincemoyer, C., Perkins, D. F., & Munyua, C.; Penn State University

Collection Method: Self-reported questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with the following ratings: (1) Never; (2) Rarely; (3) Somewhat; (4) Often; (5) Always. Scores can be summed up with higher scores indicating higher degree of critical thinking.

Number of questions: 20

Price: Free

Key Points:

    • Suitable for ages 12-18, the tool measures young people’s degree of critical thinking when making decisions
    • Suitable for programs working with youth with behavioural problems and impulse control

The Critical Thinking tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of the level of critical thinking in decision making. 

This tool was created by a group of researchers from Penn State University, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.