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  1. Animal-assisted therapy with female juvenile offenders within a residential treatment setting

    Contributor(s):: Cobaleda-Kegler, Janice

  2. Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.

  3. Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children

    Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.

    In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...

  4. Childhood cruelty to animals: do mothers' and fathers' reports agree?

    Contributor(s):: Xu, XiaoYan, Mellor, D., Wong, J.

    This study investigates, for the first time, the concordance between mothers' and fathers' reports of cruelty to animals by their child. Seven hundred parental dyads recruited through schools in Chengdu, China, completed the Chinese version of the Children's Attitudes and Behaviors towards...

  5. Conflict and connection: A theoretical and evaluative study of an equine-assisted psychotherapy program for at-risk and delinquent girls

    Contributor(s):: Foley, Allison Jan

  6. Dogs' features strongly affect people's feelings and behavior toward them

    Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Zilocchi, M., Massoni, E., Mariti, C.

    Dogs are a strong appeal for people. The aim of this research was to assess whether different dog features affect people's feelings and behavior toward them. Three puppies (1 Labrador retriever, 1 golden retriever, and 1 Border collie), 7 average adult dogs (3 small, 2 medium, and 2 large), and 2...

  7. Drowning (in) Kittens: The Reproduction of Girlhood in Victorian America

    Contributor(s):: Barnes, Elizabeth

  8. Effects of having pets at home on children's attitudes toward popular and unpopular animals

    Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Tunnicliffe, S. D.

    Having pets at home provides various social, health, and educational benefits to children. The question of how keeping pets at home affects the attitudes of children toward wild animals still has not been answered, due to various methodological issues, such as ignorance of some attitude...

  9. Effects of horseback riding on depression and self-esteem in adolescent girls

    Contributor(s):: Hemenway, Robin

  10. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  11. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  12. Horse girl: An archetypal study of women, horses, and trauma healing

    Contributor(s):: Held, Catherine Anne

  13. Horse stories: Rethinking the human-animal divide

    Contributor(s):: Hansen, Natalie Corinne

  14. Investigating animal abuse: some theoretical and methodological issues

    Contributor(s):: Pagani, C., Robustelli, F., Ascione, F. R.

    This paper focuses on some basic issues that have been an object of debate in the last few years in the field of human-animal studies, namely the meaning and definition of animal abuse, the methods used to investigate it, and the relation between animal abuse and interpersonal violence. The...

  15. Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  16. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    | Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  17. Social and individual components of animal contact in preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Kotrschal, K.

    Humans are generally biophilic. Still, for unknown reasons, interest in animals varies substantially among individuals. Our goal was to investigate how differential interest of children towards animals might be related to social competence and personality. We proposed two alternatives: (1)...

  18. Student perceptions of animal use in society

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett-Wimbush, K., Amstutz, M. D., Willoughby, D.

    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,...

  19. The Chewed Chair Leg And The Empty Collar: Mementos Of Pet Ownership In New England

    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Nancy C.

  20. The effect of animal-assisted therapy on stress responses in hospitalized children

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, ChiaChun, Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.

    Hospitalization is a major, stressful experience for children. The stress associated with children's hospitalization may lead to negative physiological and psychological sequelae. Pediatric healthcare professionals can develop interventions to decrease children's stress during hospitalization....