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