I Walk My Dog Because It Makes Me Happy: A Qualitative Study to Understand Why Dogs Motivate Walking and Improved Health
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| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Robert M. Christley, Garry Marvin, Elizabeth Perkins
Dog walking is a popular everyday physical activity. Dog owners are generally more active than non-owners, but some rarely walk with their dog. The strength of the dog–owner relationship is known to be correlated with dog walking, and this qualitative study investigates why. Twenty-six...
Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues
| Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong
Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...
Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa
| Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén
Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...
"Calm or Chaos" : assessing the human-animal bond and its relationship in our lives.
| Contributor(s):: Joanna Keegan
The aim of this study was to assess the human-animal bond and investigate the benefits animals have on our lives. The sample consisted of 135 pet owners, of which 45 were males and 90 were females. Quantitative analysis was used as the research method for this study. The findings indicated that...
Want to Get Happier?
| Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie
A Difference that Makes a Difference: Welfare and the Equality of Consideration
| Contributor(s):: Weber, Elijah
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...
Predictors of elderly happiness
| Contributor(s):: Kehn, Diane J.
Investigated the influence of living arrangements and other variables on the happiness and life satisfaction of noninstitutionalized elders. The dependent variable, level of happiness, was measured using the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI). Independent variables were living arrangements (with...
Effects of companion animals on owner's subjective well-being and social networks in Japan (Japanese)
| Contributor(s):: Kaneko, Megumi
| Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth
Contrary to stereotypes, a nursing home resident radiates dignity and joy
| Contributor(s):: Ladwig, Susan, Fee, Elizabeth, Brown, Theodore M.
Effects of pet visitations on semiambulatory nursing home residents: problems in assessment
| Contributor(s):: Wallace, Julia E., Nadermann, Sara
Pet ownership and health status of elderly in the community
| Contributor(s):: Crowley-Robinson, Patricia, Blackshaw, Judith K.
Examined the relationship between pet ownership and health status among older adults in Australia. A total of 50 adults aged 68-94 (mean age 78.6) attending a general medical practice in Brisbane, Australia, completed a questionnaire on pet-keeping practices, health and community resources, and...
Pet possession and well-being in elderly women
| Contributor(s):: Ory, Marcia G., Goldberg, Evelyn L.
Pets promote happiness, finds PFMA
Friends with benefits: on the positive consequences of pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., Martin, C. E.
Please may I have a bike? Better yet, may I have a hug? An examination of children
| Contributor(s):: Chaplin, Lan Nguyen
| Contributor(s):: Shand, Alexander F.
Neuroevolutionary sources of laughter and social joy: Modeling primal human laughter in laboratory rats
| Contributor(s):: Panksepp, Jaak