Practitioner Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Counseling
Contributor(s): Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, Quinn Koelfgen Smelser
Attachment and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Contributor(s): Alessandro Agostini, Marco Moretti, Carlo Calabrese, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti, Mauro Ercolani, Massimo Campieri
Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah L. Duffy, Roseana T. Diniz de Moura, James A. Serpell
A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...
Neighborhood-Based Differences in Physical Activity: An Environment Scale Evaluation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Jennifer B. Black, Diana Chen
Objectives. This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods. Methods. On 2 occasions, 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing “walkability” were selected to complete a...
Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes
ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...
Use of questionnaire-based data to assess dog personality
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela Wiener, Marie J. Haskell
The study of dog personality is of general academic interest and also has applications for the management of both working dogs and pets. However, acquiring direct behavioral assessments of large numbers of animals is both time consuming and logistically difficult. An alternative approach that...
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins
Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...
The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams
Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...
A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): S.D. Gosling, V.S.Y. Kwan, O.P. John
The neural basis of understanding the expression of the emotions in man and animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert P. Spunt, Emily Ellsworth, Ralph Adolphs
Humans cannot help but attribute human emotions to non-human animals. Although such attributions are often regarded as gratuitous anthropomorphisms and held apart from the attributions humans make about each other’s internal states, they may be the product of a general mechanism for...
Pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences across income levels
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Lian, M. Mathis
Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang
Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...
One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matthew T Cassels, Naomi White, Nancy Gee, Claire Hughes
Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. This is partly due to a lack of tools for measuring child-pet relationships. The first aim of the present study (involving 77 12-year-olds) was to evaluate a pet adaptation of an...
Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gail F. Melson, Susan Peet, Cheryl Sparks
Kućni ljubimci i implikacije za zdravlje i psihofizičku dobrobit njihovih vlasnika
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jelena Ombla
Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria de Fátima Martins, Paula Adriane Piccolo Pieruzzi, João Paulo Fernandes Santos, Márcio Antonio Brunetto, Viviane Murer Fruchi, Mônica Baptista Ciari, Márcio José da Rocha Luppi, Letícia Maria de Zoppa
A avaliação do grau de apego de proprietários com os seus cães e gatos é um importante recurso para o estudo da influência dos...
Pokušaj validacije adaptirane lexington skale privrženosti kućnim ljubimcima
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jelena Levačić
Dosadašnja, uglavnom strana istraživanja, pokazala su kako ljudi sa svojim kućnim ljubimcima stvaraju čvrstu emocionalnu vezu iz koje, čini se, proizlaze brojne prednosti za čovjeka, kako na fizičkom tako i na psihološkom planu. U Hrvatskoj je privrženost kućnim ljubimcima...
The Companion Animal Semantic Differential: Long and Short Form Reliability and Validity
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix, Jacob E. Mosier, Marvin L. Samuelson
How animals contribute to subjective well-being: A comprehensive model of protective and risk factors
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maike Luhmann, Anna Kalitzki
In this paper, we elaborate and test a comprehensive theoretical model of SWB of animal caregivers. This model includes risk factors such as restrictions in daily life, negative emotions, and financial strain, and protective factors such as a sense of purpose in life, positive emotions, and...
Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...