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  1. The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Keri Black

    The relationship between loneliness and companion animal bonding was explored among 293 rural adolescents. Participants from two ethnically diverse southwestern high schools completed self-report measures of loneliness, pet ownership, companion animal attachment, and social support. Pet owners...

  2. Contributory Role of Pet Attitude, Attachment Styles, Social Support and Loneliness in Well Being of Young Adults

    Contributor(s):: Tapasri Das, Anindita Chaudhuri

        

  3. Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents

    Contributor(s):: Vonnie Pattison, Patricia Cullen (adviser)

    Older people who have moved from familiar home surroundings to institutionalized facilities could find that the institutions will put restrictions on their personal belongings, possessions, loved ones, and pets. Loneliness and depression are common in long-term care facilities (Banks &...

  4. Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner

    Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains unknown.Materials and Methods: Pet attachment and the levels of depressive symptoms and loneliness...

  5. The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Single Adults in Midlife

    Contributor(s):: Lauren McGillivray

    Pets are shown to enhance quality of life through support and companionship. Midlife is a time where pets may be most valuable, since it is a time that involves critical changes to intimate relationships, roles and status. In this article a critical review of the literature on midlife development...

  6. The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone

    Contributor(s):: Tess Reed

    Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two male...

  7. Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji

    Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme

    Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...

  8. Influence of pet ownership on self-esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness among over 65s in Ireland

    Contributor(s):: Gráinne Nic An Mháistir

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pet ownership on self-­‐esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness in pet owners and non-­‐owners. Data was collected from 147 participants. Data was gathered by means of self-­‐reported questionnaires that assessed...

  9. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

  10. The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients

    Contributor(s):: Sophia M. Elliott

    This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in...

  11. Want to Get Happier?

    Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie

  12. Miffy and me: Developing an auto-ethnographic approach to the study of companion animals and human loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Adrian Franklin

    Despite the consistent claim that companion animals can and do alleviate human loneliness, a recent systematic review of quantitative studies of human loneliness and companion animals (Gilbey and Tani 2015) found no evidence to support this ‘belief’ (as they put it), except in...

  13. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care

    Contributor(s):: Mercer, Kimberly Ann

  14. Children and their social relationships with pet dogs: Examining links with human best friendship quality and loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Mabee

    This study aimed to examine the quality of the childs relationship with the pet dog and whether it was associated with the quality of friendship with the childs human best friend or with the amount of loneliness the child felt. This study also examined whether the dogs temperament was associated...

  15. Loneliness Harms Your Health

    Contributor(s):: Eells, Gregory T.

  16. Symptom Reduction Identified After Offering Animal-Assisted Activity at a Cancer Infusion Center

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, Dawn A., Blazek-O'Neill, Betsy, Kopar, Jennifer L.

  17. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  18. The Eldercare Factory

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.

  19. Artificial Emotions: Robots Caring for the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Banks, W. A.

  20. The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.