Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
John C Thomas
Primary Subject Area
Psychology, General; Religion, General
Animal-HuContinuity, Counseling, Existential Beliefs, Pastoral Counseling, Religous Beliefs
King, Frank Lyle, "The Relationship of Religous and Existential Variables to Scores on the Animal-Human Continuity Scale and Perception of Beliefs About Animals and Equality of Mankind" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 412.
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.