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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann)eng
dc.contributor.authorKist, Sharon E., 1958-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- nursing.eng
dc.description"May 2009"eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstractA 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.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb70510209eng
dc.identifier.oclc423668623eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6167eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6167
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshPets -- Social aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshSocial adjustmenteng
dc.subject.lcshPet ownerseng
dc.subject.lcshHuman-animal relationshipseng
dc.subject.meshStudents -- psychologyeng
dc.subject.meshSocial Adjustmenteng
dc.subject.meshAnimals, Domesticeng
dc.subject.meshBonding, Human-Peteng
dc.titleCorrelates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, midwestern collegeeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineNursing (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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