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Table 4 Results from a multiple linear regression of student incoming acceptance of evolution on all pre-test variables

From: Teleological reasoning, not acceptance of evolution, impacts students’ ability to learn natural selection

  B SE B β
Intercept 2.59 .42 N/A
Demographic and cultural/attitudinal measures
 1. Parental educational level .04 .05 .04
 2. Parental attitude towards evolution .40 .05 .52***
 3. Student religiosity −.21 .05 −.27***
Cognitive variables
 4. Prior educational exposure .11 .05 .12*
 5. Teleological reasoning .04 .06 .04
 6. Natural selection understanding −.01 .01 −.04
Adjusted R2 .49   
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001