The meaning of living with pets for older adults

Markham, Sarah Elizabeth (2016). The meaning of living with pets for older adults. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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Abstract

The research component comprises of a literature review, a research paper and a public domain paper. The literature review evaluates the evidence relevant to older adult-pet attachment, to explore how pet attachment impacts on psychological wellbeing. The research paper describes a study exploring socially isolated older adults' experiences of pet ownership and the impact these relationships may have on their wider psychological wellbeing and functioning. It is intended that both papers will be submitted to 'Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin'. The public domain paper summarises both the literature review and research paper.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Kroese 1954-, Biza StenfertUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/7004

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