Research on the Purchase Intention of Pet Products - A Comparison Study between Malaysia and Taiwan
| Contributor(s):: Hsiao-Chun Wu, Zui- Chih Lee, Reei-Jing Hung, Yueh-Chin Chen, Ai-Ying Kwek
The pet industry market in the whole world is developing in these recent years. However, the phenomenon of declining birthrate has getting more serious as well as the stress at work causes human being to draw spiritual sustenance from keeping pets as companion. Especially for the metro area,...
Moral decision-making in pettism: The influence of animal type, pet ownership status, and social distance
| Contributor(s):: Xu, K. P., Ou, Q. Q., Luo, D. L., Shi, X. T., Li, K., Xue, H., Huang, Y. H., Turel, O., Zhang, S. Y., He, Q. H.
Evcil Hayvana Bağlanma Ölçeği: Geçerlik ve Güvenirlik Çalışması
| Contributor(s):: Özge Şahin Kolkesen, Yasemin Kahya
Bu çalışmanın amacı, bireylerin evcil hayvanlarına bağlanma yönelimlerini ölçmek amacıyla geliştirilen Evcil Hayvana Bağlanma Ölçeği’nin Türkçe uyarlamasının geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışmasını gerçekleştirmektir....
Dogs' Sociability, Owners' Neuroticism and Attachment Style to Pets as Predictors of Dog Aggression
| Contributor(s):: Elena Gobbo, Manja Zupan
A dog’s aggressive behavior is influenced by external and internal factors, including its psychological profile. In this study, dogs’ and owners’ personalities and the owners’ attachment style to their dogs were identified and associated with owner-reported dog...
Interactions Between Sex and Pet Ownership on Attitudes Toward Children
| Contributor(s):: Aya Dudin, Mayra Linne Almanza-Sepulveda, Katherine T. Cost, Geoffrey B. Hall, Alison S. Fleming, Jonathan Freedman
Background: Many people are attached to their pets. This attachment shares characteristics with the parental attachment to children. Previous studies have established a sex difference in attitudes about children; women compared to men report more positive attitudes about children. However,...
Characterizing Human–Dog Attachment Relationships in Foster and Shelter Environments as a Potential Mechanism for Achieving Mutual Wellbeing and Success
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A.R. Udell
This study aimed to characterize attachment relationships between humans and dogs living in animal shelters or foster homes, and to contextualize these relationships in the broader canine attachment literature. In this study, 21 pairs of foster dogs and foster volunteers and 31 pairs of shelter...
Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.
Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...
Attachment and Perceived Stress among Pet Owners before and during the Lockdown in China
| Contributor(s):: Sara Platto, Agathe Serres, Simona R. C. Normando, Wang Yanqing, Dennis C. Turner
The current pandemic has brought a lot of social and economic strains to families worldwide, as well as making a huge impact on the long- term care of companion animals. The current study explored differences in the attachment level of owners toward their pets and their perceived stress before...
Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche, Elizabeth Johnson
COVID- 19 lockdown provided a unique, in situ opportunity to probe caretaker experiences of living with companion animals during a stressful event. We launched an online survey in the United States that included standard demographic questions, questions related to household structures, and 25...
Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Mariti, C., Zdeinert, A., Riggio, G., Mora-Medina, P., Del Mar Reyes, A., Gazzano, A., Domínguez-Oliva, A., Lezama-García, K., José-Pérez, N., Hernández-Ávalos, I.
Anthropomorphic practices are increasing worldwide. Anthropomorphism is defined as the tendency to attribute human forms, behaviors, and emotions to non-human animals or objects. Anthropomorphism is particularly relevant for companion animals. Some anthropomorphic practices can be beneficial to...
The Role of Oxytocin in the Dog–Owner Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Franka S. Schaebs, Alina Gaugg, Anne Meinert, Tobias Deschner, Friederike Range
Oxytocin (OT) is involved in multiple social bonds, from attachment between parents and offspring to “friendships”. Dogs are an interesting species in which to investigate the link between the oxytocinergic system and social bonds since they establish preferential bonds with their...
From Pets to Pests: Testing the Scope of the “Pets as Ambassadors” Hypothesis
| Contributor(s):: Possidónio, Catarina, Piazza, Jared, Graça, João, Prada, Marília
Positive relationships with pets can sometimes foster more positive judgments of other animals. The present study sought to examine the scope of this “pets as ambassadors” effect in relation to four meaningful animal categories (companion, farmed, predator, and pest) derived from the...
Social dog — emotional dog?
| Contributor(s):: Stefanie Riemer
Based on their high sociability and their capabilities in social cognition, we should conclude that dogs experience rich emotions in the social domain. I discuss the importance of dog-human attachment and some of the controversial evidence for so-called secondary emotions, which leaves many...
Public attitudes toward animals and the influential factors in contemporary China
| Contributor(s):: Su, B., Martens, P.
Owner and Cat-Related Risk Factors for Feline Overweight or Obesity
| Contributor(s):: Meredith Wall, Nick John Cave, Emilie Vallee
Feline obesity is a highly prevalent disease that poses an urgent and serious challenge. Attempted treatment by weight reduction is often unsuccessful; a new preventative approach that focuses on the role of the owner may be helpful. This study used data collected from an international survey...
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
| 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...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development
| Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson, Susan Peet, Cheryl Sparks
Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Jane B. Wuellner
The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles
| Contributor(s):: Olivia Wu