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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. Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions

    Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson

    Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...

  4. A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Michel

    Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to significant risk factors that have the potential of affecting many developmental outcomes. However,...

  5. Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...

  6. Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.

    Contributor(s):: Kate Bronwyn Jones

    Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present, there is little published research about equine assisted programmes in Ireland. The main intention of...

  7. 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...

  8. Gender-differences in social health concepts. A cross-sectional study on interpersonal stress, social support and companionship with dog: correlations to sleep-problems

    Contributor(s):: Siv Elin Skille

    Background and overview: Social ties have profound effects on health and well-being, and men and women are found to differ in the concepts of it. Findings are however somewhat inconclusive on some aspects. This study contributes to existing knowledge about gender-differences in interpersonal...

  9. The experiences of law enforcement officers when working with a K9: Social support, attachment, and stress buffering

    Contributor(s):: Ives, Nancy

  10. Neural mechanisms underlying human-animal interaction: An evolutionary perspective

    Contributor(s):: Carter, C. Sue, Porges, Stephen W., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  11. The social regulation of neural threat responding

    Contributor(s):: Brown, Casey, Coan, James A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  12. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  13. Dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support: comparing group and individual conditions

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...

  14. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen

  15. [The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]

    Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.

  16. Social support and affectionate communication in animal assisted interventions: Toward a typology and rating scheme of handler/dog messages

    Contributor(s):: McCullough, Amy

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are a treatment modality that incorporates a trained animal into a person's healing and learning process in order to benefit the person physically, emotionally and/or socially (Delta Society, 1996). From an interactional perspective, two mechanisms that...

  17. Understanding and quantifying the roles of perceived social support, pet attachment, and adult attachment in adult pet owners' sense of well-being

    Contributor(s):: Langston, Stephanie Cecile

    Researchers have extolled the benefits of pet ownership. Most of the studies which have been published lack a theoretical lens through which to conceptualize the human-animal bond. Attachment theory offers a framework for understanding the connection between humans and pets. This study applied...

  18. The child-pet relationship: Elements of social support and behavioral interaction

    Contributor(s):: Banks Tabern, Karen M.

  19. Human-directed empathy and childhood history of pet ownership and attachment

    Contributor(s):: Silberstein, Lauren K.

  20. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren