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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorShore, Elsie R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Deanna K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Michelle L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:35:18Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:35:18Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier16004541.0en_US
dc.identifier9804404en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 2005; 8(1): 1-11.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-8705en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327604jaws0801_1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4667
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch on the human-nonhuman animal bond has focused primarily on its advantages to the human. The purpose of this study is to investigate behaviors of caregivers (owners) of companion animals (pets) and to examine the relationship between such behaviors and scores on a pet attachment scale. Participants were 501 largely nontraditional (older, married, employed full-time) college students living with a pet dog or cat. The study categorized owner behaviors as essential, standard, enriched, or luxury care. Almost all participants reported engaging in essential care behaviors, with numbers declining from category to category. Pet attachment scores appeared related to standard and enriched care behaviors but not to essential care. Too few participants reported doing luxury care behaviors to link them to attachment. The results suggest that even pet owners reporting low attachment provide beneficial care and attention to their pets and that pet attachment may be of limited use when looking at the benefit of the human-animal bond to the companion animal.en_US
dc.format.extent1-11en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Applied Animal Welfare Science : JAAWSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJ Appl Anim Welf Scien_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAnimal Welfareen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshBonding, Human-Peten_US
dc.subject.meshCatsen_US
dc.subject.meshDogsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshStudentsen_US
dc.titleWhat's in it for the companion animal? Pet attachment and college students' behaviors toward petsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2005 Routledgeen_US


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