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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

Young Adults’ Belief in Genetic Determinism, and Knowledge and Attitudes towards Modern Genetics and Genomics: The PUGGS Questionnaire

Bidragsytere:
  • Rebecca Bruu Carver
  • Jérémy Castéra
  • Niklas Gericke
  • Neima Alice Menezes Evangelista og
  • Charbel N. El-Hani

Tidsskrift

PLOS ONE
ISSN 1932-6203
e-ISSN 1932-6203
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Volum: 12
Hefte: 1
Artikkelnummer: e0169808
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85010426990

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Tittel

Young Adults’ Belief in Genetic Determinism, and Knowledge and Attitudes towards Modern Genetics and Genomics: The PUGGS Questionnaire

Sammendrag

In this paper we present the development and validation a comprehensive questionnaire to assess college students' knowledge about modern genetics and genomics, their belief in genetic determinism, and their attitudes towards applications of modern genetics and genomic-based technologies. Written in everyday language with minimal jargon, the Public Understanding and Attitudes towards Genetics and Genomics (PUGGS) questionnaire is intended for use in research on science education and public understanding of science, as a means to investigate relationships between knowledge, determinism and attitudes about modern genetics, which are to date little understood. We developed a set of core ideas and initial items from reviewing the scientific literature on genetics and previous studies on public and student knowledge and attitudes about genetics. Seventeen international experts from different fields (e.g., genetics, education, philosophy of science) reviewed the initial items and their feedback was used to revise the questionnaire. We validated the questionnaire in two pilot tests with samples of university freshmen students. The final questionnaire contains 45 items, including both multiple choice and Likert scale response formats. Cronbach alpha showed good reliability for each section of the questionnaire. In conclusion, the PUGGS questionnaire is a reliable tool for investigating public understanding and attitudes towards modern genetics and genomic-based technologies.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Rebecca Bruu Carver

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for kommunikasjon ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Jérémy Castéra

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Aix-Marseille Université
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon

Niklas Gericke

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Karlstads universitet

Neima Alice Menezes Evangelista

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Universidade Federal da Bahia

Charbel N. El-Hani

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Universidade Federal da Bahia
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