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The relationship of religious and existential variables to scores on the animal-human continuity scale and perception of beliefs about animals and equality of mankind

By Frank Lyle King, John C. Thomas (adviser)

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The purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship between religious and existential variables and the Animal-Human Continuity Scale (Templer et al., 2006). The AHCS measures the extent that the respondent views animals and humans in a dichotomous versus a continuous perspective. Ninety nine (99) students at an evangelical southern university scored in the dichotomous direction as compared to the ninety six (96) students at a southern secular university. Likewise the more religious students, both those at the evangelical southern university and at a secular southern university, scored more in the dichotomous direction than the less religious students. Participants who scored higher on the Choice/Responsibilities Scale of the Life Attitude Profile-Revised had a more dichotomous orientation. Thus, religious students are more likely to view animals as being created separately.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 2011
Pages 119
Location of Publication Lynchburg, Virginia
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
URL http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1432&context=doctoral
Language English
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University Liberty University
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  1. Animal cognition
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Cruelty
  5. Relationships
  6. Social behavior
  7. Social Environments