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  1. Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Gerber

    Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...

  2. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?

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    | Contributor(s):: Elri Hettema

    This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...

  3. The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Simonne L. Wright

    International research on pet ownership has found a wide array of physical, psychological and social benefits as a result of human-animal interaction (HAI) (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). In spite of South Africa’s declining economic situation, South Africa has...

  4. Behavior and personality analysis in cloned working dog candidates 복제 기능견 후보의 행동과 성격 분석

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    | Contributor(s):: Jin Choi

    Cloning specific individuals is the way to produce targeted animals. This makes newborns without surplus animals which should be adapted to new families afterwards or supported by institutions for whole life. Cloning excellent dogs had been started from this point. Many cloned dogs have been...

  5. Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Yufei Ren

    Pets are popular worldwide, and more than half of human population keep pets. Cats and dogs have the highest percentage of being kept in households, and the population of rabbits is about one-tenth of cats or dogs. Humans’ love for pets can be dated back to Holocene when humans started to...

  6. THE WATCHING DOG The Animal Gaze in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Flinck

    This essay examines the role of the nameless dog in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire”. While it is a story previously studied for its naturalist and determinist themes, this essay turns the spotlight onto the dog as a significant character that should not be...

  7. La actividad física con caballos como medio terapéutico para mejorar la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida de las personas de la Tercera Edad y de las afectadas por el síndrome de Fibromialgia

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    | Contributor(s):: José Blázquez Miret

    El envejecimiento supone una disminución de la capacidad funcional de las personas y por consiguiente un deterioro en su calidad de vida. Del mismo modo ocurre a las personas afectadas por Fibromialgia, que por su sintomatología presentan una realidad análoga a las personas...

  8. Examining the relationship between Canis lupus familiaris and stress: An fMRI study

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Elizabeth Petersen

    Stress has detrimental effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being. The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has demonstrated a unique capability for mediating stress, an ability that remains largely unexplained. The current study examined the relationship of dogs and stress...

  9. Factores de riesgo implicados en el comportamiento agresivo del perro y del gato

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    | Contributor(s):: Marta Amat Grau

    El presente trabajo se centra en el estudio de algunos aspectos de la agresividad del perro y del gato. El estudio de la agresividad canina y felina es importante por varios motivos. En primer lugar, los problemas de agresividad del perro y del gato son muy frecuentes y, al menos en los centros...

  10. Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool

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    | Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux

    Leesprobleme is ʼn wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...

  11. Lemmikkieläimet lapsen kehityksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Minna Hautala

    Opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli saada tietoa siitä, miten lemmikkieläimet voivat olla tukena lapsen kehityksessä. Tutkimuksen päätavoitteena oli saada tietoa leikki-ikäisten lasten vanhemmilta lemmikkieläinten vaikutuksesta lapsen kehitykseen...

  12. Carving out a place for "pets" within the age-friendly agenda: A case study exploring the public health implications of companion animal relationships for older adults who are aging-in-place

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann Madeline Toohey

    Growing numbers of people surpass the age of 65 each year, and a widely adopted response has been to work towards making communities more “age-friendly,” as per the World Health Organization’s age-friendly policy framework. Within this framework, there is no explicit reference...

  13. Virikkeitä aidosta hännänheilutuksesta : Ikäihmisten kokemuksia kaverikoiratoiminnasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Vauhkonen, Oona Hirvi

    Tutkimuksen tilaajana oli Suomen Kennelliitto, joka on perustettu vuonna 1889. Suomen Kennelliitto on koirajärjestö, joka järjestää muun muassa kaverikoiratoimintaa. Kaverikoira-nimike patentoitiin vuonna 2005 ja sitä saavat käyttää vain Kennelliiton...

  14. The Health Implications of Employment in Non-Profit Animal Care In Eastern North Carolina: A Phenomenological Exploration

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    | Contributor(s):: Sierra Nicole Fountain

    Given a dearth of literature regarding animal care workers in non-profit settings, all of whom potentially face health-related risks, a need existed to explore these individuals' collective lived experiences and perceptions. The purpose of this study was to describe non-profit animal care...

  15. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Destiny DeHart

    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  16. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Destiny DeHart

    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  17. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  18. Iloa ja sisältöä ikääntyvän elämään : lemmikin omistaminen merkityksellisenä toimintana

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Saarimäki

    Yksilölle merkityksellisen toiminnan kautta ihminen ylläpitää terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Merkitykset ja tyytyväisyyden kokeminen muodostuvat ainutlaatuisten kiinnostuksen kohteiden ja toimintojen kautta. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tarkastella...

  19. Motionera med hund - en hälsofrämjande aspekt : En kvantitativ undersökning med fokus på kvinnors fysiska, psykiska och sociala målsättningar

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    | Contributor(s):: Cecilia Mannström

    Endast 17,5% av Finlands befolkning 2015 uppnår rekommendationerna för daglig fysisk aktivitet. Detta examensarbete är en kvantitativ undersökning. Syftet med detta examensarbete är att undersöka om kvinnor har fysiska, psykiska och sociala...

  20. Can the PETS Act save human lives?

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Elizabeth Turner

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of PETS-Act-related policies on hurricane-related fatalities. Three PETS Act policies were identified as having the potential to save human lives: pet-friendly shelters allowing both service and companion animals; congregate pet shelters, in...