Monday, January 17, 2022

Perceived Conflict between Evolution and Religion Scale (PCoRE)

 


Scale name: Perceived Conflict between Evolution and Religion (PCoRE)

Scale overview:

Authors: M. Elizabeth Barnes, K. Supriya, Yi Zheng, Julie A. Roberts, and Sara E. Brownell

Response Type: Participants rate each item on a 5-point Likert-type scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

 

Subscales with a sample item: There are four subscales as follows:

1. Perceived conflict between evolution and belief in God

My belief in God makes it harder to believe that all of life on Earth evolved from ancient microscopic life.

2. Perceived conflict between evolution and religious teachings

The teachings of my religion contradict that all of life on Earth evolved from ancient microscopic life.

3. Perceived conflict with evolution among religious community

My religious community does not believe that all of life on Earth evolved from ancient microscopic life.

4. Perceived conflict between evolution and religious beliefs

My personal religious beliefs make it harder to believe that humans evolved from ancient ape ancestors.

Reliability: The article includes reliability calculations.

Validity: The article contains information about process, content, concurrent, and construct validity.

Availability: The full scale is available is available in a pdf supplement https://www.lifescied.org/doi/suppl/10.1187/cbe.21-02-0024

Permissions – See this link for general permissions. https://www.lifescied.org/permissions

Author contact:  liz.barnes@mtsu.edu

 

Article Reference

Barnes, M. E., Supriya, K., Zheng, Y., Roberts, J.A., & Brownell, S.E. (2021). A New Measure of Students’ Perceived Conflict between Evolution and Religion (PCoRE) Is a Stronger Predictor of Evolution Acceptance than Understanding or Religiosity. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 20, 3. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.21-02-0024

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