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  1. Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)

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    | 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...

  2. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

    | 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...

  3. Use of questionnaire-based data to assess dog personality

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    | 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...

  4. Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment

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    | 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...

  5. A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans

    | Contributor(s):: S.D. Gosling, V.S.Y. Kwan, O.P. John

  6. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder

  7. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Marzullo

  8. The Pet Attitude Scale

    | Contributor(s):: D.I. Templer, H. Arikawa

  9. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

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    | 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...

  10. One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings

    | 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...

  11. Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development

    | Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson, Susan Peet, Cheryl Sparks

  12. Owner grieving following companion animal death

    | Contributor(s):: Cindy L. Adams

  13. Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Jane B. Wuellner

  14. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia Wu

  15. Introversion and Attachment to Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Willis

  16. Prison Animal Training Programs: Attachment Theory as an Explanation for Changes in Inmate Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Sue D. Weaver

  17. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  18. Kućni ljubimci i implikacije za zdravlje i psihofizičku dobrobit njihovih vlasnika

    | Contributor(s):: Jelena Ombla

  19. Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets

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    | 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...

  20. Pokušaj validacije adaptirane lexington skale privrženosti kućnim ljubimcima

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    | 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...