The Pet Attitude Scale

Abstract

It was the intention of the authors that this chapter be a resource of test and measures for the reader. The name of the Pet Attitude Scale (PAS) (Templer, Salter, Dickey, Baldwin, & Veleber, 1981), apparently the first published scale that measures human–animal bonding, reflects the fact that it was developed three decades ago. If it were constructed today, it would be more appropriately called the Companion Animal Attitude Scale. The word “pet” often implies subordinate status. The literature cited by Templer et al. (1981) also reflects the era in which it was written. For one thing, the quantity of literature cited was rather sparse. Since that time the literature on human–animal relationships has increased greatly. Second, the literature cited pertains to the benefits to the psychological and physical health of humans. Thirty years ago there was much less emphasis on animal welfare.

Keywords

Cholesterol Depression Triglyceride Kuwait Hate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alliant International UniversityFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA

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