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Table 3 Folklore by sociodemographic variables

From: Human attitudes towards herpetofauna: The influence of folklore and negative values on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Portugal

  Sample Dependent variable: Folklore about reptiles Dependent variable: Folklore about amphibians
Demographics N % Mean SD F value p value Mean SD F value p value
Locale      6.603 .010    1.311 .253
   - Urban 283 57 4.21 1.36    4.37 1.38   
   - Rural 231 43 5.53 1.42    4.24 1.24   
Gender      .342 .559    .297 .586
   - Male 261 51 4.39 1.38    4.28 1.31   
   - Female 253 49 4.32 1.40    4.35 1.33   
Education      6.052 .000    5.682 .001
   - 4th grade 114 22 4.20 1.47    4.17 1.09   
   - 9th grade 199 40 4.69 1.26    4.12 1.36   
   - 12th grade 119 24 4.14 1.41    4.56 1.27   
   - BSc or Higher 69 14 4.02 1.45    4.71 1.48   
Age      6.955 .000    9.682 .000
   - 0-14 years 95 18 4.83 1.36    3.89 1.40   
   - 15-24 years 141 27 4.34 1.40    4.33 1.20   
   - 25-64 years 162 32 4.08 1.41    4.71 1.53   
   - 65 or more years 116 23 4.38 1.29    4.09 .86   
  1. a The scale of wrong perceptions on reptiles and amphibians ranges from 0 (participant did not agree with the statement about wrong perceptions of reptiles and amphibians) to 10 (participant totally agreed with the statement).
  2. Cronbach's alpha for reptiles = 67%
  3. Cronbach's alpha for amphibians = 62%