Analyzing Critical Thinking Skills as A Deterrent to Religious-Based Conflicts

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Agus Abdul Rahman, Farid Soleh Nurdin


The study of religious-based conflict is still a hot topic, especially since conflict resolution is different, some of which use cultural, criminal law approaches, and some are resolved with local wisdom. This research aims to analyze the ability to think critically as a deterrent to religious conflicts. By adopting quantitative methods, the data obtained are in the form of numbers and can be analyzed based on statistical procedures with rules and requirements that must be met, such as concrete/empirical, objective, measurable, rational, and systematic. This research procedure starts from the preparation stage, where the researcher determines the problem based on phenomena that occur in the field, determines the research topic, conducts a literature review, looks for a theoretical basis and scope, formulates a problem and framework that will be a reference for research, conducts an initial study, determines the population and sample, and compiles a measuring instrument that will be used when collecting data. The research instrument was a set of questionnaires consisting of informed consent, demographic data, peacemaking behavior, and psychological factors consisting of critical thinking skills. The participants in this study were 2800 people from the general public who were recruited using convenience sampling. The results of the analysis show a large absolute t-value of > 1.96, which means that the trajectory coefficient is significant. This shows that critical thinking power directly affects peacemaking as a variable to prevent religious conflict.

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