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Table 6 Latent regressions for the six higher-order EALS-SF constructs

From: Evolutionary Attitudes and Literacy Survey (EALS): Development and Validation of a Short Form

Demographics Political Activity Pol/Religious Conservatism Knowledge/Relevance Creationist Reasoning Evolutionary Misconceptions Exposure to Evolution
Male .035 −.150** .132** −.107 .029 .108*
HS Size −.036 −.062 .068 −.033 .009 .086
Father Edu −.048 .007 −.028 .019 .102* .009
Mother Edu .027 .036 .085 −.084 −.146** .180**
Rurality .011 .101* −.081 .145** −.033 −.043
Num Sibs −.135* .032 −.135** .064 −.062 −.098*
R 2 .023 .051* .078* .064* .025 .099**
Openness to experience .129** −.213*** .335*** −.248*** .036 .379***
R 2 .039* .096** .187*** .129*** .026 .239***
  1. These are results of latent variable regressions using Mplus 6.0. Values represent standardized regression coefficients. HS Size stands for high school size. Father Edu and Mother Edu stand for level of education for the participant’s father and mother, respectively. Num Sibs stands for the number of siblings and represented family size. Significance is based on the Wald statistic: * < .05, ** < .01, *** < .001