'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier
Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie
2008 SNRS abstracts
A Class Pet Campaign: Experiencing the Democratic Process
| Contributor(s):: Gunnels, Jan Allison
A commentary on 'Understanding dog-human companionship.'
| Contributor(s):: Durgee, Jeffrey F.
A pet for the children: factors related to family pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: Fifield, S. J., Forsyth, D. K.
The demographic variables related to pet ownership in New Zealand families of 8-12 -year-olds were investigated. Questionnaire surveys were used to establish data from 312 families of primary school children. Family composition, reasons for pet acquisition, and the advantages and disadvantages of...
A Qualitative Investigation of the Urban African-American and Latino Adolescent Experience with Wildlife
| Contributor(s):: van Velsor, Stanley W., Nilon, Charles H.
Few studies have investigated the wildlife-related experience of urban African-American and Latino adolescents. Using a grounded theory research approach, we identified four general conditions (i.e., demographic characteristics, socialization, place of residence, wildlife encounters) that were...
A refinement and validation of the Monash Canine Personality Questionnaire (MCPQ)
| Contributor(s):: Ley, J. M., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.
The investigation of canine personality has failed to find strong agreement between studies as to its structure. The area has been hampered by a reliance on human personality models and by a tendency to limit the types of dogs used as subjects. These problems were recently addressed during the...
A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues
| Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.
The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...
Achieving Consensus in Developing A National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators
| Contributor(s):: Hanafin, Sinéad, Brooks, Anne-Marie, Carroll, Ed, Fitzgerald, Eithne, Gabhainn, Saoirse, Sixsmith, Jane
An examination of US consumer pet-related and veterinary service expenditures, 1980-2005
| Contributor(s):: Wolf, C. A., Lloyd, J. W., Black, J. R.
Animal control in Pima County and Tucson, Arizona
| Contributor(s):: Ruff, A. J.
| Contributor(s):: Gardyn, Rebecca
Animal related activities as determinants of species knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Randler, Christoph
Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?
| Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.
Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...
Animals are Part of the Working Class Reviewed
| Contributor(s):: Hribal, Jason
Aspects of health, physical/leisure activities, work and socio-demographics associated with pet ownership in Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Müllersdorf, Maria, Granström, Fredrik, Sahlqvist, Lotta, Tillgren, Per
Assessing the prevalence and characteristics of hair-plucking behaviour in captive western lowland gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
| Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Lukas, K. E.
Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa
| Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson
It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...
Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
| Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan
There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...
Association between Dog Owner Demographics and Decision to Seek Veterinary Care
| Contributor(s):: Park, R. M., Gruen, M. E., Royal, K.