The Resource Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college, by Sharon E. Kist, (electronic resource)

Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college, by Sharon E. Kist, (electronic resource)

Label
Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college
Title
Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college
Statement of responsibility
by Sharon E. Kist
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A limited number of colleges and universities permit pets other than small aquariums in residence halls. No studies have been published documenting the effect of pets in residence halls. A matched two-group comparison of college students (N = 50) compared pet owners with non-pet owners on adjustment to college and grade point average (GPA). Participants completed the following instruments: Student Adjustment to College Questionnaire (SACQ), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Relationship Questionnaire (RQ), Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS), and Demographic Questionnaire. The two groups were similar on most demographic characteristics. Pet owners scored higher than non-pet owners on adjustment to college, anxiety, and GPA, but the differences were not statistically significant. Statistically significant between-group differences were found on LAPS scores and attachment tendency. In spite of equal numbers of participants having pets while growing up, students keeping pets in residence halls were more attached to their pets than those not keeping pets. The findings suggest that pet keeping while attending college can be beneficial for some students
Cataloging source
MMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kist, Sharon E.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johnson, Rebecca A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pets
  • Pet owners
  • Human-animal relationships
  • College students
  • Social adjustment
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Social Adjustment
  • Students
Target audience
specialized
Label
Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college, by Sharon E. Kist, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Vita
  • "May 2009"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423668623
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423668623
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern college, by Sharon E. Kist, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Vita
  • "May 2009"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423668623
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423668623
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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