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AbstractThis article discusses the results of a research project concerning environmental education and the relationship between children and animals. Five kindergartens were visited and 26 open interviews were conducted with children between the ages of 6 and 12. The leading question in this...
AbstractOne hundred and eighty-seven active churchgoers were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Participants were members of five Christian denominations selected as representing theological positions ranging from liberal to conservative. The chief expectation of...
AbstractThe Companion Animal Project has longitudinally followed a sample of rural, community-dwelling older persons to obtain basic descriptive information on the pattern and meaning of pet ownership among the elderly and to evaluate the impact of an organization formed to support pet ownership...
AbstractIn order to examine pet ownership and pet attachment as factors supporting the health of the elderly, a national probability sample of Americans 65 years of age and older was drawn. Participants answered telephone survey questions regarding pet ownership, life stress, social support,...
AbstractIn September 1986, we conducted a countywide random-digit-dialing telephone survey in De Kalb County, Georgia, to assess the frequency of pet ownership and the degree to which pet owners are aware of the risks of zoo-notic diseases. Sixty-two percent of interviewed households had pets,...
AbstractA survey of a computer group interested in pets was conducted to determine the incidence of behavior problems in cats and whether it varied with the sex of the cat, with declawing, or with the number of cats in the household. In addition, information on the brand of cat food and litter...
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