Repositorio de producción científica de la Universidad de Sevilla

Influence of biographical variables and academic background on attitudes towards animal-assisted interventions

Opened Access Influence of biographical variables and academic background on attitudes towards animal-assisted interventions
Estadísticas
Icon
Exportar a
Autor: López-Cepero Borrego, Javier
Perea Mediavilla, María
Sarasola Sánchez-Serrano, José Luis
Tejada Roldán, Arcadio
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos
Fecha: 2015
Publicado en: Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 3 (1), 1-10.
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done with university students in southern Spain. The first study (N=474, 80% women, M=23 years old) showed that personal experience with companion animals was the variable that best predicted intent to practice AAI, following by information received by the mass media and gender (higher intent among men). In this study, neither reading scientific literature on the topic nor formal training in AAI had a significant effect. The second study (N=22 women, M=24.5 years old) evaluated the change in attitudes before and after a three-hour learning session that included technical information and practical exercises. According to this study, 95% of the participants had higher expectations for AAI after the sessio...
[Ver más]
Cita: López-Cepero Borrego, J., Perea Mediavilla, M., Sarasola Sánchez-Serrano, J.L. y Tejada Roldán, A. (2015). Influence of biographical variables and academic background on attitudes towards animal-assisted interventions. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 3 (1), 1-10.
Tamaño: 113.7Kb
Formato: PDF

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/65173

Ver versión del editor

Mostrar el registro completo del ítem


Esta obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional

Este registro aparece en las siguientes colecciones