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dc.contributor.advisorCorcoran, Lucieen
dc.contributor.authorFortune, Amyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-13T12:32:33Z
dc.date.available2016-10-13T12:32:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationFortune, A (2016). The rise of the furbaby : investigating the psychological reasons behind owner’s attachment to their dogs. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/3020
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore the psychological reasons behind owner’s attachment to their dogs by investigating whether dogs are being used to fulfil an absent maternal/ paternal need, whether an owner’s personal attachment style affects how attached they become to their dog and also whether owners are developing attachment to their dog as a way to cope with certain types of psychological stress. This was a mixed method correlational study employing snowball, convenience and self-selecting sampling in order to recruit participants who were required to fill out a five part online questionnaire. 172 participants took part in this study. Inferential statistical analysis reported no significant results for all hypotheses although descriptive statistics showed small non-significant trends that lend support to each hypothesis. Qualitative analysis was also performed to get a deeper understanding into attitudes held by people with and without children in relation to pet attachment. Author keywords: pet attachment, attachment theoryen
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dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
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dc.titleThe rise of the furbaby : investigating the psychological reasons behind owner’s attachment to their dogsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
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dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen


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