Comparison Of Student Attitudes Toward Snakes
Turkish students have more positive “scientistic” and naturalistic attitudes than Slovakian students; females have more negative attitudes toward snakes than males.
According to this research, biology majors had more positive attitudes than non-biology majors, although knowledge of snakes and beliefs about untrue myths were similar between these two groups. The research indicates that fear of snakes negatively influences other attitudinal dimensions (especially naturalistic and scientific attitudes), although no students had been injured by a snake.
Keeping various pets at home was associated with less fear of snakes. Snake protection should combine direct contact with these controversial animals with interventions against belief in untrue myths about snakes.