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"Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

By Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate psychometric properties of the dog-owner compatibility index of activity preferences, in its Spanish and English versions. This is a measurement of dog-owner compatibility through shared behaviors. Surveys of 627 pet dog owners in Mexico and 61 pet dog owners in the United States were utilized. The results demonstrated strong psychometric properties in Spanish version. Factor analysis suggests a two-factor structure; evidence of convergent validity was obtained comparing index scores with Mexican version of Monash dog owner relationship scale and internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha that showed a coefficient of .82 to complete index. Results also showed evidence of reliability in English version with a Cronbach's alpha of .83. Due to its shortness and simple scoring, the index could be used by researchers, rescue associations, and adoptions centers.

Date 2016
Publication Title Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
Volume 4
Issue 2
Pages 1-16
ISBN/ISSN 2333-522X
URL https://www.apa-hai.org/human-animal-interaction/haib/download-info/dog-moms-use-authoritative-parenting-styles/
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Attachment
  2. Dogs
  3. Human-animal bond
  4. Human-animal interactions
  5. open access
  6. peer-reviewed
  7. Pet ownership
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