Sex differences in the antecedents of animal use attitudes

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Abstract:

Sex differences in attitudes toward the use of animals have been reported in previous research. This study examines sex differences in the levels of, and the interrelations among, three potential antecedents of attitudes toward animal use: caring value orientation, pet care experience and attachment to pets. Path analysis showed that pet care experience, through attachment to pets, accounted for a significant portion of variance in animal use attitudes in both males and females. Caring value orientation was directly linked to animal use attitudes in females, but in males, caring value orientation affected attachment to pets, which in turn impacted on animal use attitudes. Results are discussed in terms of Gilligan's theory of socialization.

Keywords: ATTACHMENT; ATTITUDES; CARING VALUE; PATH ANALYSIS; PET CARE EXPERIENCE; SEX DIFFERENCES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/089279304785643186

Publication date: December 1, 2004

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