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Table 3 Details of the cumulative linked models elaborated to verify the effect of student’s perceptions and behaviour on her/his aversion towards the reptiles

From: What are the factors influencing the aversion of students towards reptiles?

Response variable Predictor variable Estimate Std. error z value Pr(>|z|)  
Aversion to the chelonian Fear of the test species 3.085 1.022 3.018 0.00255 **
Considers the test species to be important −0.6114 0.57564 −1.062 0.2882  
Handled the test species 0.09372 0.40163 0.233 0.8155  
Has a pet animal −0.0391 0.33802 −0.116 0.90783  
Previously visited an animal educational exhibitions −0.8038 0.31957 −2.515 0.0119 *
Aversion to the lizard Recognise the test species −0.7738 0.3843 −2.013 0.0441 . *
Fear of the test species 28.585 0.427 6.694 2.17E−11 ***
Considers the test species to be important −1.235 0.5255 −2.352 0.0187 *
Handled the test species −0.4026 0.5939 −0.678 0.4979  
Has a pet animal −0.351 0.3618 −0.97 0.3321  
Previously visited an animal educational exhibitions −0.6315 0.3391 −1.862 0.0625  
Aversion to the snake Recognise the test species −0.2571 0.8915 −0.288 0.7731  
Fear of the species 33.089 0.437 7.572 3.66E−14 ***
Considers the test species to be important −0.3144 0.7138 −0.44 0.6596  
Handled the test species −1.023 0.4186 −2.446 0.0144 *
Has a pet animal 0.3848 0.3625 1.061 0.2886  
Previously visited an animal educational exhibitions −0.4529 0.3231 −1.402 0.1609