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Table 2 Description of the scales and item fit values

From: Pre-service biology teachers’ acceptance of evolutionary theory and their preference for its teaching

Scale nof items Discriminationa WMNSQa ZSTDa Reliabilitya
  Original set Reduced set Min Max Min Max Min Max EAP/PV
CINS 20 19 .20 .65 0.90 1.16 −1.6 1.9 .78
ACCEPTANCE 20 17 .35 .62 0.76 1.20 −2.0 2.0 .98
Religionb 7 4 .61 .65 0.88 1.14 −0.9 1.0 .97
Creationism 6 4 .13 .50 0.83 1.08 −0.9 0.6 .63
Scienceb 6 5 .19 .37 0.90 1.13 −1.1 1.4 .65
Scientism 7 7 .11 .46 0.81 1.14 −2.0 1.5 .70
INTENTION 2 2 .68 .68 1.02 1.05 0.2 0.4 .84
  1. Note. a = reduced set of items; WMNSQ = Weighted Mean Square; ZSTD = standardized z-values; EAP/PV = Expected A Posteriori/Plausible Value reliability; b = Religion: attitude towards religion; Science: attitude towards science.