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Student perceptions of animal use in society

By K. Bennett-Wimbush, M. D. Amstutz, D. Willoughby

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The purpose of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics that affect students' attitudes regarding animal use. Incoming freshman (n=136) completed a 20-question survey (Likert scale 1-5; range 20-100, summed and reported as a composite score) regarding perceptions of animal use, rights and welfare. Composite scores (CS) ranged from 54.8 to 81. Lower scores were consistent with animal rights positions and higher scores corresponded with animal use values. Composite scores were examined for correlation to varied student demographics. Major (P

Publication Title NACTA Journal
Volume 59
Issue 2
Pages 134-138
ISBN/ISSN 0149-4910
Language English
Author Address The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio, USA.spindler@vt.edu
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  1. Animal husbandry
  2. Animals
  3. Animal welfare
  4. APEC countries
  5. Attitudes
  6. Boy
  7. Children
  8. Corn
  9. Countries
  10. Developed countries
  11. Girls
  12. Humans
  13. Livestock
  14. Mammals
  15. Men
  16. North America
  17. OECD countries
  18. Ohio
  19. peer-reviewed
  20. Primates
  21. sex differences
  22. students
  23. United States of America
  24. vertebrates
  25. Veterinary medicine
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