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Table 6 Results from a multiple linear regression of student post-test understanding of natural selection

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

  B SE B β
Intercept 12.45 1.80 N/A
Demographic and cultural/attitudinal measures
 1. Parental educational level −.26 .23 −.07
 2. Parental attitude towards evolution .43 .23 .15
 3. Student religiosity −.26 .21 −.09
 4. Student acceptance of evolution −.233 .247 −.079
Cognitive variables
 5. Prior educational exposure −.01 .22 −.00
 6. Teleological reasoning-post −.81 .21 −.24***
 7. Natural selection understanding-pre .50 .06 .58***
Adjusted R2 .50   
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001