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Table 6 Summary of the regression analyses for the variables explaining acceptance of evolutionary theory (ACCEPTANCE measure) and intention to teach both evolutionary theory and unscientific alternatives (INTENTION measure; N  = 178)

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

Predictor(s) B SE B β R 2
ACCEPTANCE as dependent variable .47
CINS 0.17 0.06 .17**  
Religion 0.03 0.02 .09  
Creationism −0.52 0.09 -.39***  
Science 0.33 0.07 .29***  
Scientism 0.13 0.09 .09  
Gender 0.40 0.17 .13*  
Track 0.08 0.15 .03  
Semester 0.08 0.03 .16**  
INTENTION as dependent variable .25
CINS -.0.25 0.12 -.16*  
Religion 0.04 0.04 .08  
Creationism 0.57 0.18 .27***  
Science −0.24 0.12 -.13  
Gender −0.66 0.31 -.14*  
Track −0.23 0.29 -.06  
  1. Note. B = unstandardized regression coefficients; CINS = understanding of evolution; Religion = attitude towards religion; Science = attitude towards science; Track = teacher education program; SE B = standard error of B; β = standardized regression coefficient.
  2. *p < .05; ** p < .01; *** p < .001.